2016 Brain Night for Kids

The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive
Thursday, March 17th

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Part of International Brain Awareness Week

Children and families are invited to participate in a fun evening filled with brain science activities JUST FOR KIDS!

Brain Night is packed with activity booths aimed to educate children and families about how the brain works and to spark an interest in neuroscience at an early age. Demonstration topics range from bike-helmet safety, brain reflexes, eye-hand coordination and comparing brains of different species. Children are encouraged to build their own nerve cell with pipe-cleaners and get a face painting of a nerve cell or brain.

In addition, families have the opportunity to handle an actual human brain, one of our most popular demonstrations. At the close of the event, children receive souvenirs and walk away with an eagerness for learning more about the brain.

Our 2012 event was featured in the Spring 2012 Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience Quarterly Newsletter article, “Inspiring Young Minds, Celebrating the Brain”.

To stay informed about upcoming Brain Awareness activities, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter or you can email us at nba-nrc@uth.tmc.edu.


UTHealth Brain Initiative Request for Applications!

September 16, 2014

The UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) and the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to seed five pilot projects in the neurosciences. Please see the RFA for details. Application deadline is October 31, 2014.

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April 29, 2013

New research from the Byrne laboratory suggests a new strategy for treatments of impaired learning and memory. Findings were published in the April 17 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Neuroscience Research Center

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Houston, TX 77030

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