Our Amazing Brain
August 5 - 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Explore the wonders of that marvelous engine of imagination that drives us, from the spark behind its tiny neurons to how it lets us ponder big questions of the universe. Through experiments, group projects, games, and models, campers get familiar with the history of neuroscience and gain insights into the nature of the brain. Campers visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, to view specimens. To inspire their own scientific and artistic projects, they create optical illusions, compare human brains to those of animals at the Natural History Museum, consider artificial intelligence at the Air and Space Museum, and examine artistic representations of minds and memories.