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March 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the brain bonanza!

Crafts, activities, and real human and animal brains bring neuroscience to life for adults and kids of all ages. As part of NYC Brain Awareness Week¬†(March 14 – 20, 2016),¬†scientists describe the brain’s different parts and demonstrate how it allows us to sense our environment and control our muscles.

Activities include:

  • Model Neurons and Brain Caps: Learn about neurons, the brain’s basic building blocks; decorate your own cap showing the major divisions of the brain
  • Brain Anatomy: Examine and compare real brains from humans and other animals
  • Fool Your Senses: Experience visual illusions, confuse your taste buds, and trick your brain into sensing a rubber hand
  • Kicking Cockroach: Hear the brain working in real time as scientists record electrical signals sent from the cockroach’s brain to its leg muscles

Free with NYSCI admission.

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