Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:
Neuroscience for Kids had several new additions in April including:
A. April Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
The Neuroscience for Kids "Site of the Month" for May is "Kog Creations" at:
Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Perhaps you are a night owl and just can't get out of bed in time for school or work. Now there's an app for you: the "I Can't Wake Up! Alarm Clock" by Kog Creations.
Unlike most alarm clocks, the Kog Creations alarm clock will not turn off until you complete a task such as a math problem, a memory test, order tiles, repeat a pattern, scan a code, rewrite some text, shake your phone, or connect word pairs.
The Kog Creations alarm clock is available for android and iOS phones.
(Of course, use the alarm clock at your own risk. Don't blame Kog Creations or me if you are late!)
"BrainWorks: Exercise and the Brain"has been nominated for a 2017 54th Northwest Regional Emmy award. I will attend the black tie award ceremony on June 3rd when the winners will be revealed. Watch the nominated BrainWorks episode online at:
A. The May 2017 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND is on newsstands now with articles about pain, laughter, and restoring movement after paralysis.
B."Schizophrenia's Unyielding Mysteries" by Michael Balter (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May, 2017).
C. "Garden Greenery is Brainier Than You Think" by Martz Zaraska and "Designing a Moral Machine" by Jonathon Keats (DISCOVER magazine, May, 2017)
D. "What is Genius" is the cover story of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine (May, 2017).
A. Sesame Street, the kids TV show, has announced that Julia, its newest Muppet, will have autism. (Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/julia-sesame-street-new-muppet-autism/)
B. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drowsy driving killed 846 people in 2014. (Source: https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drowsy-driving)
C. Nobel prize-winning neuroscientists with birthdays in May: Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852), Robert Barany (1876), Julius Axelrod (1912), Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson (1934), Stanley Prusiner (1942), Paul Lauterbur (1929).
D. William Shakespeare (from King Henry VI, part II Act III, scene I) wrote: "My brain more busy than the labouring spider | Weaves tedious snares to trap mine enemies."
E. Diffusion Tensor Imaging is a method used to visualize the brain's white matter.
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.