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2019 Memory Games PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit that explores our attention and short-term memory, and how they interact. In addition to experienced examples of how we can enhance our short-term memory, the activities promote conversation on how we can keep a healthy brain and optimize memory.

2017 Robo-Brain PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit on new advances in machine-brain interfaces as potential therapies for brain injury and disease. In addition to learning about the brain and areas of motor control, visitors operate a robotic claw by contracting their own muscles, via an EMG interface.

2017 Organizing Events PDF

February 14, 2021

The Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies has organized several community outreach events focused on neuroscience and alcohol effects on the brain. This poster gives a step-by-step guide.

2016 Concussion PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit on what various parts of the brain do, how they can be injured by concussion, what to do if you may have a concussion, and how to protect your brain. We also illustrate potential visual effects of a concussion with “concussion” distortion goggles.

2015 Brain Tricks PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit on how our perception of sensations can be altered by expectations and biology, incl. hands-on optical, tactile, auditory and olfactory illusions.

2014 Electric Muscles PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit on the electrical properties of the nervous system and how the brain controls muscle movement, including animal brains, spinal cords and real-time EMG recordings of visitors’ muscles.

2013 Building the Brain PDF

February 14, 2021

An interactive exhibit on the developing brain, including embryonic, fetal and adult animal brain specimens, viewing brain tissue in a virtual microscope, and drawing different types of neurons and glia on craft paper.

2012 Protect Your Brain PDF

February 10, 2021

An interactive exhibit focused on brain protection, including skulls from various animals, animal brains with and without meninges, a hands-on experiment illustrating the cushion of cerebrospinal fluid, and the prevention message to wear a helmet.

How Alcohol Changes the Adolescent Brain

January 29, 2021

Although the elevator has been out-of-order for about one-week, Alex, 28, continues standing in front of it, pressing the button, and waiting for it to arrive. Then, after some time, he remembers that the elevator is not working and use the stairs. Why did this happen to Alex?

Como el Alcohol Cambia el Cerebro Adolescente

January 29, 2021

Aunque el elevador ha estado fuera de servicio por cerca de una semana, Alex, un adulto de 28 años de edad, continúa ubicándose frente a el, presionando el botón y esperando por su llegada. Después de algún tiempo, Alex recuerda que el elevador no está funcionando y usa las escaleras. ¿Por qué le ocurre esto a Alex?