BRAIN: The Inside Story at the Ontario Science CentreThursday, December 04, 2014
From now until March 29, 2015, neurons of all ages are invited to explore the amazing, ever-changing brain by embarking on an adventure of 'mass' proportions at the Ontario Science Centre with their newest exhibit BRAIN: The Inside Story. Learn about the bundle of neurons that form the human brain and how this control centre is connected to our thoughts, senses and feelings. As you enter the exhibit, you will walk through a forest of tangled wires and flashing lights that illustrate the numerous firing synapses inside the brain.
Once inside you will be able to watch an introductory video projected on a giant brain model and learn about the various areas and functions of the brain. Test your knowledge of parts of the brain and reassemble a model at an interactive booth.
You can view a side-by-side comparison of a healthy human brain versus a human brain with Alzheimer's Disease.
Dive deeper into the brain and explore how your brain processes emotion and stores memories.
Discover how the brain processes language, experience the Stroop Effect and challenge yourself with puzzles and games that probe neural connections and pathways.
And learn all about how the brain organizes the visual world. The Mona Lisa above, made up entirely of spools of string, was by far my favourite part of the exhibit.
BRAIN: The Inside Story is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Codice, Idee per la cultura, Torino, Italy in association with Comune di Milano – Assessorato Cultura, Italy; Guangdong Science Center, Guangzhou, China; and Parque de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain.
The Ontario Science Centre is open 364 days a year. Admission to the Centre costs $22 for adults, $16 for youths (ages 13-17), students with ID or seniors, and $13 for children (ages 3-12). Infants 2 and under receive free admission. Members of the Ontario College of Teachers receive a 20% discount. Parking is available on site for $10.