Brain: The World Inside Your Head

Brain took visitors you inside the head to probe the geography of a giant brain and stand in the midst of the brain’s constant electrical brainstorm as thoughts and sensations are generated.

Visitors walked through a setup of neurons in the human brain and saw comparisons between the human brain and animal brains, learned about brain development and sleep, and saw the reality of brain differences.

Visitors also explored the relationship between depression and creativity, how drugs work in the brain, and the nature of pain. They encountered the future of brain treatments in our new era of genome mapping and molecular medicine. And, finally, visitors explored the most mysterious aspect of brain investigations, the mind and the nature of consciousness.

 

Look deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings. The experience-based exhibit 

employed innovative special effects, 3-D reproductions, virtual reality, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology to delve into the inner workings of the brain, including its processes, potentials and mysteries. Brain is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. 

CONTINUE THE FUN LEARNING ABOUT BRAINS, WHILE USING YOUR BRAIN THROUGH THIS BOOK LIST! 


Brain ran September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018. 

This exhibit was brought to you by the citizens of Kent County and the voter approved 2016 millage.

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation
The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation

Sustainer

Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Lighthouse Group

Friend

Adventure Credit Union
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Chris & Kim Branoff
Grand Rapids Griffins 
The Jant Group
Spectrum Health

Media Sponsor