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Neuroscientist’s Apprentice: Dissecting Sheep Brains

Sunday, June 1, 2014
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

The Apprentice programs are small, hands-on workshops in which enthusiastic renowned scientists in interesting fields educate the curious. Time to get your gloves on: When you start taking things apart to understand how they work, science can get pretty messy. Neuroscientists often find themselves slicing brains for analysis under a microscope, or cutting into them in search of damaged areas. Now it’s your turn! NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki guides your hand as you dissect a sheep’s brain to identify some common features that can be found in human brains as well, like the hypothalamus and thalamus. Bring your curiosity and thirst for adventure—we’ll provide the scalpels.

This is a drop-off workshop where young scientists learn directly from leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. Ages: 2nd grade and above. 

This program is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.


Wendy SuzukiNeuroscientist

Wendy Suzuki is a professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University where she studies the effects of physical aerobic exercise on brain function.

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