Category Archives: Events

“Your Brain” Exhibit Opens at Franklin Institute

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, or just traveling through, The Franklin Institute recently opened its largest permanent exhibit, Your Brain, in the new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion. From the press release: With over 70 interactive experiences, the 8,500 … Continue reading

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World Science Festival: What is Color?

“What is Color?” was the dominant question submitted by more than 26,000 curious eleven-year olds around the world in this year’s Flame Challenge, issued by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. The Challenge asks scientists … Continue reading

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Your Brain in 2050: Closing the Gap Between Sci-Fi and Reality

I am a huge fan of the sci-fi genre. I have read Cat’s Cradle, Ender’s Game, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and seen movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Matrix more times than I care to … Continue reading

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DABI Members Win Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

Kavli neuroscience winners Marcus E. Raichle and Brenda Milner, DABI members, and John O’Keefe For the star-studded cast who made up two panels at this year’s Kavli Prize award ceremony (available via webcast) at the World Science Festival in New … Continue reading

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Developing Smarter Students

Have you ever thought you knew something, then tried to explain it to someone else and realized you didn’t? Researchers call this the illusion of explanatory depth: We humans think we understand the world better than we really do. This … Continue reading

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