Brain: The Inside Story
Brain: The Inside Story explores how neurons communicate; how the brain processes sensory information, emotions, and behaviors; how the organ evolved in vertebrates; and what makes each human brain unique. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students.
Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in Brain: The Inside Story exhibition.
You don't have to speak the same language, or even speak, to understand when someone is happy or sad. Explore how and why our brains have evolved to read facial expressions.
Neurons can send more than 100 signals a second at speeds up to 250 miles an hour. Create a life-sized drawing to learn more about your body's speedy message carriers.
Reading by touch instead of sight forms new and different neuron connections. Discover firsthand how your brain can learn to read Braille with your fingertips.
It's not just the taste buds in your mouth that let you taste sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and other flavors. Take the Jellybean Test to find out how your nose helps you taste.
In a game like dodge ball, how is it that your brain is able to tell you to raise your arm and block an incoming ball with your elbow? Find out with this simple experiment.
The Museum's Brain: The Inside Story exhibition takes an in-depth look at the remarkable organ that's sometimes described as the world's most complex structure. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibit with your students. It includes: