Lycoming College Psychology Department to host Backyard Brains

Lycoming College Psychology Department to host Backyard Brains

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The Lycoming College psychology department, in recognition of the College's bicentennial celebration, will host the "History of Psychology: Action Potentials and more!" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

The interactive event will be conducted by "Backyard Brains," a neuroscience-based company that has equipment to measure brain function. The program will demonstrate recent advancements in how the field of psychology studies the brain and its functions.

In addition to "Backyard Brains," Howard Berthold, retired professor of psychology, will present a brief overview of the history of psychology, and more specifically physiological psychology and the history of the Lycoming College psychology department.

More information about "Backyard Brains" can be found at

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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