Trinity College Celebrates a Milestone: 25 Years of Neuroscience Study

Yearlong Anniversary Observance Culminates in ‘The Brain Event,’ April 1 & 2

​Hartford, Connecticut, March 31, 2016 –

​David Tolin, Ph.D.
The Brain Event, the culmination of a yearlong celebration of 25 years of neuroscience study at Trinity College. Members of the community are invited to join in celebrating the accomplishments of Trinity students, faculty, and alumni.

Highlights include a free lecture at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, by David Tolin, Ph.D.: “Face Your Fears: Changing behavior and the brain with exposure therapy.” Known for his appearances on “Hoarders” (A&E), “The OCD Project” (VH1), and “My Shopping Addiction” (Oxygen), Tolin is the founder and director of the Anxiety Disorders Center and the director of the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living in Hartford.

Other neuroscience experts, including several Trinity alumni, will present throughout the day. While daytime events – including Tolin’s talk – are free of charge, admission is $45 for a dinner event featuring a talk by NYU Professor Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D. (author of The Integrated Mind, The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious), with a performance by his band, the Amygdaloids.

When: Friday, April 1, 4:00 p.m. (opening exhibit and artist talk by Patricia Moss-Vreeland)

                  Saturday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. to approximately 10 p.m.

                  For a detailed schedule, click here.  

Where: Unless otherwise noted in the schedule, all events take place in Mather Hall, second floor, on the campus of Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106. For a detailed schedule, click here. For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.


In the early 1990s, Trinity College was one of the first liberal arts institutions to delve deeply into neuroscience teaching and research. The neuroscience program provides students with a deep grounding in all of the sciences, and the flexibility to orient their studies toward biological, behavioral, or cognitive directions. Trinity’s unique program involves close interdisciplinary interactions among highly collaborative faculty in biology, chemistry, engineering, philosophy, and psychology – all of whom conduct research with student partners. The addition of the five-year BA/MA program in 2013 shows the strength of the program and recognizes the growing interest in neuroscience and in providing Trinity students with an uncommon opportunity at a liberal arts college.

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