Brain Fair at Brown University opens young minds to neuroscience

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Alyssa Pascale, 11, held the human brain in her hands and smiled as her mother snapped a photo. “It was gross,” the Johnston girl said after placing the plasticized organ back on the display table next to a spinal cord. But her 9-year-old sister Gabby thought the brain, on loan from Brown University’s medical school, “was cool.” More than 500 people attended the inaugural Brain Fair at Brown University’s Sayles Hall on Saturday afternoon. Part of Brain Week, the event was designed to teach children ages 5 to 18 about neuroscience. Elsewhere in the hall, kids peered through microscopes to look at rat brain cells, learned about optical illusions from Brown researchers, and lined up to get blue and pink images of neurons painted on their faces.…


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