CBD Student Group

The CBD Student Group is a gathering of students from all five schools (and at all levels of study) who are passionate about their work and interested in exploring questions from new perspectives. The group meets weekly during term time to address hot topics in culture, brain/mind, and human development. We watch TED talks, host guest speakers (often ourselves!), read and discuss articles, and organize field trips, film screenings, and events.

The CBD Student Group is informal, open to all, and you can drop in any time. We also serve a delicious dinner, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. No pizza! CEL-1 credit is also available.

Examples of Student Group programs include:

Curiosity & Ethics

Is Language Unique to Humans?

Humans Make Art!

Welcome to the Memory Palace

The Gut-Brain Connection

Life Without Words

The Art of Slime Mold

The State of Psychedelic Research

Plant Intelligence

Reason, Morality, and Progress


For meeting dates, location and times, check the Daily Digest, like the CBD Facebook page, or add your name to the CBD student email and you'll get all the details. We welcome open-minded students from all areas of study!

As one student said:

It is so helpful just to have an organized group of students with related interests...The group opens students up to new ideas and ranges of study, and also offers them membership in a group where they can ask questions and get advice.

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With The Culture, Brain, and Development Program (CBD)
Snail Mail
CBD (Program in Culture, Brain, and Development)
Mail Code SP
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone + Email
413.559.5730
cbd@hampshire.edu
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