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Neuroscience for Kids had several new additions in June including:A. June Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
Dr. Mary Spiers and her team of writers must enjoy the movies and neuroscience. They have combined these interests to create the web site "NeuroPsyFi: The Brain Science Behind the Movies." The NeuroPsyFi web site contains descriptions and reviews of Hollywood films and critiques them on how scientifically accurate they portray the issues. Teachers interested in using neuro-related films with their students can turn to a section of the web site titled "Using Movies about the Brain in the Classroom" where they can find suggested movies, activities and assignments.
For additional resources about neuroscience and the movies, see:
A. Neuroscience for Kids: Neuroscience at the Movies
B. "Neurocinema: When Film Meets Neurology" by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, Boca
Raton (FL): CRC Press, 2015.
A. Museum at Prairiefire (Overland Park, KS)
B. Brain Museum at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (Buffalo, NY)
C. The Indiana Medical History Museum (Indianapolis, IN)
D. The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
E. The Mutter Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
F. The Cushing Center (New Haven, CT)
G. Bloomfield Science Museum (Jerusalem, Israel)
H. Museum of Brain & Mind (Nagpur, India)
I. The Brain Museum (Bangalore, India)
J. The Science Museum (London, England)
Do you have a favorite brain museum you would like to share with other
Neuroscience Newsletter readers? Let me know (email@example.com).
B. The July/August 2016 issue of DISCOVER magazine is all about "Everything Worth Knowing About" Included are discussions about how we learn, sleep disorders, stem cells, creativity, animal intelligence and medical imaging.
C. "Better Brains From Games" is the cover story in the July 2016 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
D. The ILNF International Neuroscience Contest 2016 is now open for
students in kindergarten through grade 12. Students can enter essays,
drawings and video about neuroscience. For rules and entry information,
B. Pat Summitt, former coach of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team, passed away last month on June 28, 2016, at the age of 64, five years after being diagnosed with early onset dementia (Alzheimer's disease).
C. The first line in the song "Shake It Off" by pop singer Taylor Swift is "I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain."
D. Neuroscientist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934), who won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Camillo Golgi, failed twice before becoming a professor of descriptive anatomy in 1883. (Source: Worek, M., Nobel. A Century of Prize Winners, 2nd Edition, Buffalo (NY): Firefly Books, Ltd., 2010.)
E. German neurologist Joachim Bodamer coined the term "prosopagnosia"
(face blindness) in 1947.
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.