This upcoming Saturday (March 30th, 2019) is an exciting event put on in collaboration with the Joseph Moore Museum and Earlham’s Natural Science Department. The Brain Explorers event is an opportunity for people of all ages to come and learn fascinating facts about the brain. Brain Explorers, now in its 3rd year, has always been a hit among the Earlham and Richmond Community and aims to increase our understanding of the human brain and its capabilities. Some questions to be explored during this event are: What are the parts of the brain? How does the brain work? What are some ways in which we observe the unique functions of our own brains during our everyday lives?
Three juniors– Abhay Chaudhary, a Math major, Morgan Bailey, a Biochemistry major, and Mallory Crosby, a Neuroscience major– are coordinating the Brain Explorers event this year. They say that this year’s Brain Explorers is going to be different than it has been in the past. “We will have some similar stations from last year but will have new ones as well,” Abhay says. Popular activity stations like “Flavor Tripping” will be returning this year. In this station, participants take a ‘miracle berry’ tablet which makes sour things taste sweeter. Participants then get to snack on acidic foods like lemons and strawberries and find that they taste like candy! This year will also have some new activities such as the Stroop Test and a magician who will explain how he uses his knowledge of the brain to trick you. There will also be an opportunity to watch the full dome movie “The Body Code.
Even though the brain is such an important organ, it is remarkable that there is still so much that we do not know about it. This year’s Brain Explorers event is sure to be a blast for all ages, chock-full of new activities and unique experiences! There is also a focus being placed on having student translators available to better include Spanish speaking members of the community. This year’s Brain Explores is looking to be one of the biggest events of this year. Make sure you don’t miss it!