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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  available.

CBD Student Group meets every Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in Adele Simmons (ASH) lobby.

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

  • Txting is Ruining Language:JK!
  • What's So Funny?
  • Do Plants Have Feelings?
  • Private Speech: Individual, Social, and Global
  • Herd Immunity
  • Tattooing's Vibrant History
  • Curiosity and Ethics
  • Bad or Brilliant?The Science Delusion
  • Is Language Unique to Humans?
  • Real World Research
  • Humans Make Art!
  • Welcome to the Memory Palace
  • The Gut-Brain Connection
  • Embodied Writing
  • Life Without Words
  • The Art of Slime Mold
  • Psychedelics and Mysticism
  • Reason, Morality, and Progress 

Here's what one student had to say about the CBD Student Group:

The CBD Student Group has been a welcoming space to explore a variety of topics, from bitcoin to brains to juggling, and how they intersect and interact with one another, allowing me to look at the world from a different and refreshed perspective and expand my horizons.

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893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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