Brain: The World Inside Your Head
Designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, Brain employs innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, and interactive technology to delve into the inner workings of the brain, including its processes, potentials, and mysteries. Brain literally takes you inside the brain. We walk into a shimmering tunnel; the midst of a functioning human brain. Brain cells, neurons, engulf us. Flashing fibre-optics illuminate networks of neurons firing and communicating. Brain Bytes along neuronal tendrils provide surprising messages about the size, speed, and complexity of the brain.
From this dynamic beginning, Brain: The World Inside Your Head invites visitors deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings–the fact that all brain function, everything we are and do, begins with neurons and synapses, electricity and chemistry. Here is an exploration of the revitalizing nature of sleep and the process of individual brain development. Then a look back through history at how we’ve learned about the brain, with an emphasis on brain evolution, the bizarre story of Phineas Gage, and today’s amazing brain imaging.
Visitors then experience the reality of the brain differences–disorders, accidents, and irregularities. They will encounter the future of brain treatments in our new era of genome mapping and molecular medicine. And, finally, visitors will explore the most mysterious aspect of brain investigations, the mind and the nature of consciousness! Brain is available in 250m2 and 500m2 formats.