Psychology & Neuroscience at UCLA
Explore the world of the mind and its powerful impact on human behavior with a UCLA Research Scientist.
Summer psychology and neuroscience program for teens in Los Angeles
Residential Tuition :
Extended Commuter Tuition:
June 25, 2023 July 7, 2023
July 9, 2023 July 21, 2023
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
The adult human brain weighs approximately 3 pounds making up less than roughly 2% of a person’s body weight, yet it defines our humanity and makes us the individuals that we are – and yet no two are the same. The brain is responsible for the generation of language, thought, attention, consciousness, memory, imagination, and more. But how? And what makes certain people in society behave one way, and others another? Nothing is more fascinating and mysterious than the inner workings of the brain and human psychology.
In Summer Springboard’s Psychology & Neuroscience course on the campus of UCLA, students will explore these fundamental questions and more. Our course will explore the anatomy of the human brain, how it functions, and how that correlates and influences human behavior. Students will learn about how the brain works, how that affects behavior such as social dynamics, emotions, personality, mental illness, and how psychologists study them. Students will get to construct their own miniature psychology theory, design/run an experiment to test it, and present findings to the class.
Meet your instructor
Psychology & Neuroscience Harvard University
Salvador (Sal) Brito received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, along with his B.A. in Psychology from California Lutheran University, graduating with summa cum laude honors. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Harvard University.Learn more