The brain-body connection
Event Date + Time:
March 17 @ 1:30 pm - March 17 @ 3:00 pm
New Haven, CT United States
New Haven Free Public Library Directions
About This Event
We have an exciting lineup of activities. We'll be exploring the world of neuroscience and technology through a series of hands-on experiments. Our first activity is "Build and Control your own DIY Neuroprosthetic: a Cyborg Hand!" In this experiment, you'll learn how to create a neuroprosthetic that can be controlled with your own muscles. Follow the instructions provided by the website: https://backyardbrains.com/experiments/DIYNeuroprosthetic.
Next up, we have "Record Electricity from Your Muscles!" This experiment will teach you how to use a Muscle SpikerBox to record the electrical signals produced by your muscles. Check out the instructions here: https://backyardbrains.com/experiments/muscleSpikerBox.
Before we move on to our next activity, let's take a few minutes to learn about the fascinating world of microscopy and the brain. I'll be passing out pre-made slides, and we'll walk through what you're seeing. This will be followed by a brief 5-minute presentation on the brain and microscopy. Lastly, we'll be taking a break to refuel and recharge.