Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
A. May Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
B. High Lead Content Leads to Another Recall
C. More Bicycle Helmets Recalled
D. July-December 2015 Neurocalendars
Created by The San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Wonders of Your Brain" is a
special report containing an introduction and five chapters about
neuroscience. The five chapters are 1) What your brain enables you to do;
2) From embryo to old age; 3) How the brain makes us human; 4) When the
brain turns on itself and 5) The future of the brain. Opening a chapter
reveals separate pages with text and video with more detail about a
particular topic. Although the advertisements along the side of each page
may be annoying, the web site discusses topics that are sometimes ignored
In addition enjoying the art, visitors listened to live music provided by
University of Washington graduate students. The exhibit was sponsored by
University of Washington Neuroscience Outreach group and Neuro4Kids.
B. "How Posters Work" is a museum exhibit (May 8, 2015 to November 15, 2015) at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York, NY).
C. "The Amazing Teen Brain" by Jay N. Giedd is the cover story of the June 2015 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
D. "The Blind Individuals Who See By Sound" by Berit Brogaard and
Kristian Marlow (DISCOVER magazine, July/August, 2015).
B. James Bond, the spy from Ian Fleming's 007 novels, was poisoned with the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin by villain Rosa Klebb at the end of the book "From Russia with Love." Bond survives, as revealed in Fleming's next book, "Dr. No."
C. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month and Vision Research Month.
D. In 1542, Jean Fernel published "De naturali parte Medicinae" that contained the term "physiology" for the first time.
E. Otto Loewi, the German/American scientist who discovered
acetylcholine, was born on June 3, 1873.
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.