P:ear Plans: We’re coming back!

We enjoyed our last fall gathering at P:ear today, with great food, and great questions from enthusiastic young people curious to learn more about the brain…

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We brought along the popular Mindflex Duel, and explained the electrical nature of information flow along networks of linked neurons, and how thinking about different topics, or engaging in different mental activities  –  from doing math problems in your head, to selective attention on something external  –  alters the electric signal used in the game…

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Folks tried hard to move a ball across a track towards their opponent, and tested various strategies to figure out which mode of thinking worked best.  The game, and the neuroscience it illustrates, are pretty compelling… 🙂

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Carrie Miyamoto also returned with her popular screens, with neural designs that young people at P:ear helped her create.  We enjoyed fascinating conversations about brains, art, and different ways of approaching complex social situations, all while printing our own neuro-themed shirts…

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Joy Cartier from P:ear has invited us back for 2016, and we’d like to bring in additional volunteers (all must be over the age of 26) for another training in January.  We’re very excited about returning with brains and art in the new year.  Many thanks to Joy, Will, and everyone else at this remarkable organization for welcoming us in…

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