Noggin Wednesdays @ P:ear!

Our volunteer art and brain educators from PSU, WSU Vancouver and PNCA returned to P:ear this week, this time with donated neuroscience textbooks, and cool and cerebral screen printing designs…

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Carrie Miyamoto from PNCA brought along her metal frames, and spent a busy few hours teaching folks at P:ear how to spread the ink, and squeegee it through the screen…

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Meanwhile, other Noggin volunteers used donated textbooks, and a helpful “Brain Facts” guide from the Society for Neuroscience, to answer questions about sleep and memory, the hypothalamus and basic drives, and the role of some subcortical regions (including the amygdala, and nucleus accumbens) in impulsive behavior…

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We are hoping to continue building a P:ear “brain library,” and donations are welcome!  New titles are appreciated, although we also talked with kids here about using google scholar to search for current peer-reviewed research on the brain and behavior…

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The young people at P:ear ask compelling, challenging and profound questions, and continue to wow us with their skill and enthusiasm for brains and art…

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Thanks again to everyone at P:ear for welcoming us to their space on the newly dubbed “Noggin Wednesdays…” 🙂

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