Activities

Every year we visit schools across central and northern New Mexico to conduct in-class activities.  There are no fees associated with these activities.  Below is a summary of the activities being offered during the 2018-19 school year.  For more information, or to request a visit, contact info@brainhackers.net.

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Sheep Brain Dissection

Students are led step-by-step through the dissection of a sheep brain with discussion of how the brain functions as a whole and the roles of different brain structures.  The sheep brains used for this activity must be provided by the requester.

Sheep Brain Dissection

Students are led step-by-step through the dissection of a sheep brain with discussion of how the brain functions as a whole and the roles of different brain structures.  The sheep brains used for this activity must be provided by the requester.

Sheep Brain Dissection

Students are led step-by-step through the dissection of a sheep brain with discussion of how the brain functions as a whole and the roles of different brain structures.  The sheep brains used for this activity must be provided by the requester.

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Sidewalk Illusions

A brief lecture is presented that describes how the visual system interprets three-dimensional scenes followed by an outdoor activity in which students apply what they have learned to create 3-D chalk sidewalk illusions.

Sidewalk Illusions

A brief lecture is presented that describes how the visual system interprets three-dimensional scenes followed by an outdoor activity in which students apply what they have learned to create 3-D chalk sidewalk illusions.

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Girl Brain/Boy Brain

Eight neurohormones and their effects on behavior are introduced.  Using colored sand, students create models of the girl and boy brain with the approximate concentration of each neurohormone.

Girl Brain/Boy Brain

Eight neurohormones and their effects on behavior are introduced.  Using colored sand, students create models of the girl and boy brain with the approximate concentration of each neurohormone.

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Twelve Principles Everyone Should Know About Their Brain

This 90 min talk has been a favorite of audiences ranging from elementary school-age children to adult seniors.   The talk summarizes twelve basic principles of brain function and how they relate to everyday performance and behavior.

Twelve Principles Everyone Should Know About Their Brain

This 90 min talk has been a favorite of audiences ranging from elementary school-age children to adult seniors.   The talk summarizes twelve basic principles of brain function and how they relate to everyday performance and behavior.

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Electrophysiology

This laboratory combines a discussion of the central and autonomic nervous systems and their function, with demonstrations of devices that may be used to detect associated electrophysiological signals.

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Android App Development

This activity offers an introduction to basic computer programming using MIT App Inventor to create apps that will run on an Android phone.  Each student is provided an Android phone for the activity.  Internet access with appropriate security settings is required.