Max Planck Florida Institute presents
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Learn about the exciting discoveries being made by Max Planck Florida Scientists and how these are revolutionizing our understanding of brain disorders. Register Here.
|Dr. McLean Bolton||Disorders of Neural Circuit Function|
|Dr. Jason Christie||Mechanisms of Synaptic Signaling and Computation|
|Dr. David Fitzpatrick||Functional Architecture and Development of Cerebral Cortex|
|Dr. Hyungbae Kwon||Cellular Basis of Neural Circuit Plasticity|
|Dr. Bert Sakmann||Digital Neuroanatomy|
|Dr. James Schummers||Cellular Organization of Cortical Circuit Function|
|Dr. Hiroki Taniguchi||Development and Function of Inhibitory Neural Circuits|
|Dr. Ryohei Yasuda||Neuronal Signal Transduction|
|Dr. Samuel Young, Jr.||Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function|
Tours of our new, 100,000 square foot building will be held throughout the day. Stops will include MPFI's unique core facilities, active labs of several MPFI group leaders, a staged lab space where research experiments will be taking place, and culminate with the Images of Science exhibit.
At Neuroscience Discovery Day you can become a neuroscientist for a day. Hands-on activities and experiments are designed for adults and children (ages 4 and up). Test your senses or rewire your brain, or use art to learn about how your brain works. Have fun with neuroscience.
|"Map your homunculus"||Shows how your brain sees your body|
|"Magic of Neuroscience"||Demonstrates some of the secrets behind the brain's illusions|
|"Re-wire your brain"||Teaches how to train your brain to change the way it works|
|"Build a neuron - make connections"||Teaches about the parts of a neuron by molding your own out of clay and adding it into a giant network of neurons|
|"Test your taste"||Challenges your taste buds with a sweet test|
|"What's that smell?"||Teaches about how the olfactory system works and how well yours works|
|"Neuroscience in color"||Gives kids a chance to create their own neuroscience inspired art, work neuroscience based puzzles, and make a "brain hat"|