A whole lot of ‘brain-waving’ in this show

     (PNAN-NY) – Opening at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, November 20 and remaining on view through August 14, 2011, the exhibition, “Brain: The Inside Story” will engage visitors immediately in the continuous communication that occurs among the brain’s tangled forest of 100 billion interconnected neurons, or brain cells.

     This exhibition grants you the opportunity of exploration: Its evolutionary process over millions of years and how your brain works in the way it produces thoughts, senses, and feelings, including how the brain is continually changing at different stages of life, as well as update your knowledge on how scientists are finding ways to repair and reverse declines in brain function.

     Throughout the exhibition, have fun challenging your brain in Gallery 3 on the third floor with interactive puzzles and games that probe neural connections and pathways. In addition, goers will explore how the nervous system processes information from the senses and how the brain creates perception, how brain imaging and advances in biochemistry are deepening the understanding of the emotional brain, and how the highly developed neocortex allows humans to make plans and predictions as well as engage in symbolic thought.

     Located at 79th Street and Central Park West in New York City, New York, it is easily reached by public transportation. The main entrance to the Rose Center for Earth and Space is located at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. For more information, see www.amnh.org or call 212.769.5100.

About – The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. It is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

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