The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive
Thursday, March 19th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
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”.
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.Read more
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.Read more
A just released special issue of Behavioural Processes honors Anthony A. Wright (Neurobiology and Anatomy) and his work on Functional Relationships in Comparative Cognition. This special issue highlights the 2012 research award Dr. Wright received from the International Comparative Cognition Society and includes: An editorial highlighting Dr. Wright’s research accomplishments, his 2012 master lecture at the annual meeting, and 15 articles by colleagues celebrating his achievements. Click on the link below to download the complete issue (16mb pdf).Read more