Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
A. November Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
Although David Eagleman's PBS series about the brain aired on TV last
month, the shows are still available online. Click on "Episodes" along
the top navigation bar to watch full episodes of four of the six programs:
a) "Who will we Be?" b) "Why Do I Need You?" c) "How Do I Decide?" d) "Who
Is in Control?". Clips of the other two programs, "What is Reality?" and
"What Makes Me?" are also available. After you watch each episode, take a
short quiz to test your knowledge about what you learned. An interactive
add-on feature is also available to explore concepts in more depth.
Entries must be received by the February 1, 2016 deadline.
The Brain Awareness Week Open House will include an interactive group assembly about the brain and hands-on exhibits that highlight different aspects of brain research. The Open House is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2015, in the University of Washington Husky Union Building (Seattle, WA). Because of the high interest in the Open House and limited space available, we must restrict the number of people who can attend. Additional information (parking instructions, etc.) will be sent to the classes that are selected to attend.
For more information about UW BAW Open House, contact Dr. Eric H. Chudler (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the UW BAW web page at:
If you would like to attend the Open House, please complete the online application located at:
Those teachers and classes selected to attend the Open House will be notified no later than February 1, 2015. Register early - space fills up quickly!
As part of the CSNE education program, where I am the Executive Director, high school students, high school teachers, and undergraduate students have the opportunity to join research laboratories during the summer of 2016 on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. For more information, including requirements and application materials, please visit:
B. "Crowdsourced Seizure Prediction" by Gordy Slack (DISCOVER magazine, December, 2015).
C. "Eye-Controlled Machines" by Rachel Nuwer, "Soft, Injectable Electronic Probes for the Brain" by Seth Fletcher, "Machines that Teach themselves" by Gary Stix (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine, December, 2015).
D. "Mother & Child" by Rebecca Saxe and "Memory Keepers" by Irvin Serrano (SMITHSONIAN magazine, December, 2015).
E. "The Science of Delicious" by David Owen (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,
B. Memory Lane is a street in the city of Boulder Creek, California.
C. Physiognomy is the ancient Greek practice of determining someone's personality from characteristics of their face.
D. Actor Leonard Nimoy playing the character Mr. Spock in the Star Trek episode titled "Spock's Brain" said, "The knowledge to reconnect a brain does not exist yet in the galaxy."
E. Tryptophan, the amino acid used to make the neurotransmitter
serotonin, is found in eggs, meat, skim milk, bananas, yogurt, milk, and
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.