Probing the mysteries of the mind
Examine brain function, disorder + treatment up close
The human brain provides a source of endless mystery and fascination. Although recent advances in psychology and neuroscience have given us powerful new insights, plenty of uncharted territory remains. How does the brain adapt to injury? How does it affect our bodies and overall health? What can we do to restore—or enhance—its function?
- Session 1
Residential: June 30 - July 13
Commuter: July 1 - July 12
- Session 2
Residential: July 14 - July 27
Commuter: July 15 - July 26
University of California, Berkeley
- Staff to Student Ratio 1:6
- Tuition + Financial Aid
Delve into the human mind
Psychology + Neuroscience
Dr. Sara Parmigiani
A staff scientist at the Keller Laboratory at Stanford University, Sara Parmigiani holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Brain Sciences from the University of Trento, Italy.
The focus of the Keller lab is working on novel methods, mechanistic insights, and personalized treatments to improve mental health. Dr. Parmigiani’s current work includes the study of brain stimulation and recording, with the goal of developing personalized neurotherapeutics and clinical interventions that leverage our understanding of neuroplasticity. During her free time, Sara enjoys the outdoors, ranging from hiking to horse trail riding with her family.
What you'll do
Explore the connections between mental health and physical health; from nutrition and exercise, to sleep and stress, discover how a wide variety of factors converge to impact not only our mood, but also our overall mental well-being.
Brain Architecture + Neuroplasticity
Discover the basic structure of the human brain, and how different areas relate to cognition and physical sensation. What impact does damage to different areas of the brain have, and how can the brain compensate in the face of lasting damage?
Interact with industry professionals and academics to uncover how the brain develops over time, and how this process of development can inform fields such as education, entertainment, and more.
Diagnosis + Treatment
How do clinicians diagnose psychological and neurological conditions? Work through case studies to try your hand at both diagnosis and designing treatment plans, and speak with professionals about treatment successes and ongoing challenges.
Delve into the human mind and the mysteries of the brain. In this Exploration, you’ll bridge the gap between academic theory and real-world application, interacting with leading researchers and practitioners in the field.
Have discussions that stretch from cognitive behaviors to the neural networks driving them. You'll explore psychological phenomena through experimental and applied lenses—everything from neuroanatomy to the impact of psychological principles in daily life. Gain a foundation for understanding the intricacies of mental processes and prepare for interdisciplinary psychological and neurological research.
Advisors + Faculty + Speakers
Take a look at some of the advisors, program faculty, and speakers over the years to get a sense of who has had a hand in shaping our curriculum. You get the real deal here at EXPLO.
Preview college life at a world-class university
Whether as a residential student living on campus with a roommate and eating in the dining hall, or as a commuter joining us for the day and optional evenings, you’ll experience life in one of the country’s most renowned academic capitals. Stroll among the famous campus redwoods or explore the bustling college town right outside. Nearby, you’ll find arty San Francisco, high-tech Silicon Valley, and beautiful beaches.
Live the EXPLO life
At EXPLO, we combine mind-expanding discovery with serious summer fun. Play some pickup soccer or board games with new friends. Hike up to the Botanical Gardens. Stroll into downtown Berkeley. Hit the sunny beaches for a day of seaside fun. And do it all with curious and inclusive new friends.