ESSENTIAL INFO

  • When:
    Election Day November 2, 2010
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Register:
    Call (212) 769-5200 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) 
    or fax registration form to
    (212) 769-5272
  • Deadline:
    Register by October 25, 2010
  • Cost:
    $35 per participant
    (includes continental breakfast, lunch and resources)

Election Day Professional Development

The brain is our most complex organ. It connects us with the outside world, makes thinking possible, and allows us to survive. Explore how the brain - a product of millions of years of evolution - produces thoughts, senses, and feelings; experience how the brain is continually changing at different stages of life; and discover how new understanding of the workings of the brain may help scientists repair and reverse declines in brain function.

Join us as we delve into many of the ideas and concepts that will be presented in Brain: The Inside Story, opening at AMNH on November 20, 2010.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Science Presentations and a moderated Panel Discussionwill explore current brain research including new developments in understanding the brain's functional anatomy, the evolution of the human brain, and what we know from the latest research techniques such as Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI). 

Curator Talk will give an overview of the upcoming exhibit.

AMNH education staff will lead activities in the Museum halls for teaching brain topics to students.