The human brain is a complicated, amazing system. As the most complex organ in the human body, it is no wonder people continue to be fascinated by the incredible organ that makes us who we are.

One Butler: The Brain Project took us on a yearlong exploration of the brain, examining it through the lens of neuroscience and the impact this field of study has on all dimensions of our lives. Applying the vision of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s research and strategies developed from the emerging field of education neurosciences, this initiative transcended academic disciplines to educate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader community about the fascinating world of the brain.

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The Human Brain: How It Works and How We Can Get It to Work for You
September 14, 7:00 PM
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center

Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist, inspirational public speaker, and author of New York Times best selling book My Stroke of Insight, a Brain Scientists Personal Journey.

Memory, Alzheimer’s, and Brain Health
October 4, 7:30 PM
Robertson Hall, Johnson Board Room

Boustani is Founding Director of the Aging Brain Care Service Line at Eskenazi Health and Chief Operating Officer for Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science.

Myths and Realities of Schizophrenia
October 18, 4:00 PM
Irwin Library Collaborative Learning Space. First Floor

Breier is Indiana University Mental Health Research and Education Senior Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is also Chief of the Psychotic Disorders Program and Director of Research at Larue D. Carter Psychiatric Hospital.

Acquired Brain Injury
December 7, 7:30 PM
Jordan Hall 141

McAllister is the Albert Eugene Sterne Professor and Chairman, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

Addictions and the Brain
February 9, 7:30 PM
Jordan Hall 141

Kelly is an Addictionologist with Fairbanks Hospital.

February 23, 7:00 PM
Jordan Hall 141

Lineweaver is a Professor of Psychology at Butler University and a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Neuropsychology.  Gingerich is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Fellow for Faculty Development at Butler University.

Art Therapy, Trauma. and Neuroscience
March 14, 7:30 PM
Reilly Room, Atherton Union

King is Director of the Graduate Art Therapy program at Herron School of Art and Design and adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the IU School of Medicine.

Optimal Brain Health—Food Matters!
March 21, 7:00 PM
Jordan Hall, 141

Gervasio is Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University.

The Neuroscience of Sleep
April 3, 7:30 PM
Jordan Hall, 141

Jackson is a neurologist specializing in pediatric neurology and sleep medicine at IU Health.

The Neuropsychiatric Benefit of Sport and Exercise
April 11, 6:30 PM
Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Hainline is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of  the NCAA.

Education Neuroscience Conference
April 29, 8:00 AM-noon
Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Desautels is Assistant Professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University’s College of Education. For more information about the Educational Neuroscience Conference, visit the College of Education website.



One Butler is a platform that brings together Butler University students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners and friends to study, explore and engage in a single theme that impacts the well-being of ourselves and our community. Through dialogue, engagement, and opportunities to create, One Butler serves to inspire innovative thinking and purposeful action.

One Butler Objectives:

  • Dialogue: Involve faculty, staff, and students along with the external community in dialogue about the creative process
  • Visibility: Identify and celebrate past and current creativity and innovation on campus
  • Opportunity:  Provide opportunities to broaden perspectives about creativity, learn how creativity supports innovation and participate in building the future of Butler and the community it serves
  • Engagement:  Provide opportunities to actively explore creativity within and beyond campus boundaries
  • Create:  Support long-term awareness of the importance of creativity and a culture of innovation