Brain Power includes 30 hands-on, portable exhibits. The exhibits investigate the workings of the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The following links allow the user to interact with four of the exhibits.The exhibit pages below require the FLASH player for viewing. If you do not have FLASH installed, you may download it easily by clicking on this button.
Although a spider brain is very different than a human brain, this exhibit demonstrates how drug use can have negative consequences on some of the most basic activities necessary for an individual to survive.
Which Brain is Healthy?
Scientists and researchers use different techniques to learn about brain activity. This exhibit introduces one of the major neuroimaging techniques used in drug abuse research, positron emission tomography (PET). This exhibit provides a chance to see various PET scans comparing a normal brain and a drug affected brain.
Walk the Line
This exhibit simulates the affect alcohol, barbiturates or opiates can have on your brain's ability to control your balance and coordination.
Learn information about common types of drugs including their uses, long term effects and symptoms of abuse.
This exhibit demonstrates how sedative drugs such as opiates, barbiturates and alcohol can slow reaction time.
Lock and Key
This exhibit illustrates the process of addiction through a lock and key analogy.
Design by Orangebelly Design
© 2002 Pacific Science Center and Group Health Cooperative