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First Look at Brain: The Inside Story

The human brain—the result of millions of years of evolutionary history—uses molecular, chemical, and electrical signals to interpret information, weigh decisions, and learn at every stage of life. Drawing on 21st-century research and technology, Brain: The Inside Story offers visitors a new perspective and keen insight into their own brains through imaginative art, vivid brain-scan imaging, and dynamic interactive exhibits for all ages. The exhibition, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History from Saturday, November 20, until August 14, 2011, brings visitors up to date on the latest in neuroscience, highlighting the brain's surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability, or trauma, and showcases new technologies that researchers use to study the brain and treat conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Hear from Rob DeSalle, Co-Director of the Molecular Systematics Laboratories; and Curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology and Joy Hirsch, Director of the Program for Imaging & Cognitive Sciences and Professor, Columbia University as they walk through this new exhibition. Produced/Edited by James Sims. For more information visit
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