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Saturday, March 3 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Turning Science Fiction Into Science Facts: A compelling project based approach using new STEM investigative techniques

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Cyborgs! Human Mind Control! Sounds like Sci Fi? Think again!  It’s actual science being done in research labs around the world, and now you can do it in your classroom.  Come explore the body’s hidden electrical network that lives just below our skin and skulls: our nervous system.  This workshop will be a hands-on demonstration of open-source neuroscience tools which are appropriate for amateurs and for use in middle/high school educational programs.  We will focus on experiments that explore the neuroscience field of “electrophysiology” and will provide some background on neurons and brain function. We will highlight how to think using first principles and will highlight basic "DIY" tools to explore neurophysiology, functional electrical stimulation, micro-stimulation effect on animal behavior, neuropharmacology, even neuroprosthesis and optogenetics! Don’t worry… all these will be explained in easy-to-follow experiments.

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avatar for Greg Gage

Greg Gage

Co-Founder and Engineer, Backyard Brains
Greg Gage is the co-founder and CEO of Backyard Brains. He started the company as a graduate student with his labmate Tim Marzullo while at the Neural Engineering Lab at the University of Michigan. His first customer was the UCSD Neuroscience program. Greg is a 2014 Senior TED... Read More →
avatar for Will Wharton

Will Wharton

Poet and Content Development, Backyard Brains


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Meeting Room 201 Lansing Center
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