Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
A. August Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
The NCBI Bookshelf is like a medical/science library right at your
fingertips. Locate books on specific topics just by typing a keyword into
the search box or wander through the collections by clicking on "Browse
Titles." The word "brain" brought many different books including the
second edition of the textbook titled "Neuroscience" by Purves et al.
Whether you are a working on a report or a presentation, the "Bookshelf"
will likely find you an excellent source of information.
Here are some photos from the 2015 Teacher Workshop:
This new BrainWorks episode was funded by Seattle Children's Hospital.
During the show, I take five kids to speak with a neurosurgeon involved
with building new football helmets to reduce head injuries. The kids also
take time to build their own helmets for "Mr. Egghead." Then we talk with
an athletic trainer who works the sidelines of youth soccer games and with
the head coach and a former player of the University of Washington women's
soccer team. Finally, we visit the Cascade Bicycle Club to get a lesson
on fitting a bike helmet properly.
Registration for high school students must first be approved by the Society for Neuroscience Public Information & Outreach department. To request approval, you must submit a High School Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for high school students is $45 for one day or $175 for the week. For the application form, scroll down to "High School" here:
B. In the September, 2015, issue of DISCOVER magazine: "Seeing the Brain's Broken Cables" by Bijal P. Trivedi, "Genetically Engineered Stem Cells Could Be Tomorrow's Cancer Treatment" by Elie Dolgin and "What Is Your Inner Voice Saying" by Cassandra Willyard.
C. "The Most Powerful Movements in Biology" by S.N. Patek and "Do Humans Possess a Second Sense of Hearing?" by Neil Todd in AMERICAN SCIENTIST (September-October 2015).
D. The September 2015 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN includes "The Quest
for Genius in Einstein's Brain" by Brian D. Burrell.
B. The trochlear nerve was named by William Molins in 1670.
C. The retina has an area of approximately 2,500 square millimeters.
D. Author Oscar Wilde, in the letter "De Profundis" (1905), wrote: "It is in the brain that the poppy is red, that the apple is odorous, that the skylark sings."
E. An Irish Proverb states: "The beginning of health is sleep."
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.