Brain Day is back for 2013

The 5th annual Brain Day will be held at the Carnegie Museum in Crawfordsville on Saturday, July 28th from 1-4pm. This year’s theme is the “Carnival of Brains!”

Prof. Karen Gunther demonstrates the Rubber Hand Illusion at Brain Day 2010.

On the Fairway, test your hand-eye coordination in prism-goggles cornhole, and the Humpty Dumpty brain puzzle. Visit the Fun House to see amazing visual and tactile illusions. Test your friends with the lie detector game, and much more!

Since 2009, Wabash faculty and students have partnered with the Carnegie Museum to lead an afternoon of brain-related activities for all ages. Like Brain Awareness Week, which is organized by the Society for Neuroscience, Brain Day is intended to demonstrate basic principles of brain function, and to help us all better appreciate and care for our brains.

Wabash Psychology Department Intern Romeo Amao ’13 shows Dr. Keith Baird ’56 and his grandson, Nicholas Johnson, one of the sheep brain samples at Brain Day 2010

This year, three faculty from the Wabash College Psychology Department will lead Brain Day (Karen Gunther, Teresa Aubele and Neil Schmitzer-Torbert), who will be assisted by several Wabash students.

Prof. Neil Schmitzer-Torbert points out structures in a sheep brain at Brain Day 2010.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate five “brainy” years!

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