What is that most people say…

“What is that?!” most people say as they approach the table presented by the University of Washington’s Neurobiology and Behavior Community Outreach.

The answer: a Jello mold of a human brain — and, you can touch it! which is interesting because it does, in fact feel a lot like a real human brain.

UW Neurobiology and Behavior Community Outreach :: Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

“What do we have to keep our brains protected?” asks Sammi Moen, of a young visitor to the table, striking up a conversation about brain health.

UW Neurobiology and Behavior Community Outreach :: Life Sciences Research Weekend 2010 :: Photo by Mohini Patel Glanz

Sammi and Sofia Penn are both students in the neurobiology program at UW. Sofia presents optical illusions to interested older guests, discussing sensation and perception and the adaptive brain.

About Neurobiology and Behavior Community Outreach at UW

Neurobiology and Behavior Community Outreach share knowledge and experience in neuroscience with a wide range of audiences that include students at all levels — from elementary through adult education.

By Brian Glanz for NWABR. Please reuse and remix! We share with a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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