Learn about the ‘Amazing Brain’

Washington University graduate students host brain carnival March 5 at Saint Louis Science Center

You know the theory that humans are left-brained or right-brained?

Not true.

And that we only use 10 percent of our brains?

Totally wrong.

“There are so many myths about the brain,” said Dov Lerman-Sinkoff, who is earning his MD/PhD at Washington University in St. Louis.

“But there is a lot we do know — that our brains change with age, what happens when we fall off a bike. And we are learning more and more everyday.”

Lerman-Sinkoff and 30 other Washington University graduate students will share their knowledge at the Amazing Brain Carnival Saturday, March 5, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The students have planned a full day of brain demonstrations, experiments, puzzles and games.

“The best way to learn is hands-on and we will have a lot of opportunities for people of all ages to have fun and see how our brains work,” said Shelly Cooper, who is earning her PhD in psychology in Arts & Sciences.

Visitors also may hold a real human brain.

“Don’t be surprised if it’s smaller than you expect,” Lerman-Sinkoff said.  “Most people have never had an opportunity to see what’s inside our head and touch this organ that makes us, us.”

For more information, visit the St. Louis Science Center at slsc.org.

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