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Friday, March 23; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and Saturday, March 24; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Health Fair

: Explore the Brain

Your brain is an action-packed work center that operates 24/7 — the organic control tower that sends important messages that allow the rest of the body to function. Learn all about this essential organ from experts in the field through presentations and hands-on activities. You'll even get to touch a real human brain!


Friday, March 23 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Activities — Blue Wing, Lower Level and Green Wing, Level 2

  • Exploring CTE — CTE Center, Boston University
  • What is Brain Damage? — National Center for PTSD, Boston University
  • Robotic Mind Control — CBU Mind and Brain Society
  • Teen Brains — Silveri Lab, McLean Hospital
  • Touch a Brain — McLean Mammalian Research Center
  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease? — Alzheimer’s Association
  • Visualizing and Harnessing Brain Activity — Maguire Lab, Tufts University
  • Be a Part of Science — UMass Boston Baby Lab
  • Language in Your Brain — Northeastern Phonology and Reading Lab
  • Treating Tumors — Shah Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Saturday, March 24 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presentations — Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage

  • 11:30 am - Constanza M. Vidal Bustamante, Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab, “Mapping the Human Brain”
  • 12:30 pm - Dr. Betran Huber, Boston University CTE Center “How We Study CTE”
  • 2:30 pm - Dr. Andrew Budson, Boston University School of Medicine, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory”


Activities — Blue Wing, Lower Level and Green Wing, Level 2

  • Name That Brain — Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab, Harvard University
  • What is Brain Damage? — National Center for PTSD, Boston University
  • Robotic Mind Control — BU Mind and Brain Society
  • Explore the Senses — BU Graduate Neuroscience
  • Touch A Brain — McLean Hospital
  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease? — Alzheimer’s Association
  • Visualizing and Harnessing Brain Activity — Maguire Lab, Tufts University
  • Be A Part of Science — UMass Boston Baby Lab
  • Language in Your Brain — Northeastern Phonology and Reading Lab
  • Treating Tumors — Shah Lab, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Location

Locations throughout the Museum

Audience

Recommended for: Grades Pre-K – 12 and adults

Public Event

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:

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