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Brain Awareness Day & Palouse Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair


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2013 Event:
9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ensminger Pavilion, WSU

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Kids can pick their brain as the Washington State University's Program in Neuroscience celebrates Brain Awareness Week with hands-on activities to help kids understand the importance and function of their brain, Thursday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the WSU Ensminger Pavilion in Pullman.

As part of The Amazing Brain presentation, the program will encourage the children to use their brains in creative problem solving and activity stations. To learn about the sizes, shapes and structures of the brain - from the human brain to the brain of a mouse, the children will judge brain models developed by undergraduate students in the Neurophysiology course. The students will judge each model, and a winning model will be announced at the conclusion of the event. The brain models will cover a variety of topics including, for example, brain electrical currents, the blood brain barrier, action potentials, neurons, hearing, taste, and memory.

Neuroscience faculty and student volunteers from WSU will be on hand to assist kids with the activities as part of their partnership in the Brain Awareness Week campaign which is sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

Last Edited: Apr 09, 2013 9:30 AM   

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