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Community Brain Expo

Elementary school students discover the wonders of the brain at the 2016 Community Brain Expo (Credit: Michael DeVito/Columbia University).

Showcasing brain science with hands-on activities for people of all ages.

What does a human brain feel like? Come find out at the Zuckerman Institute’s Community Brain Expo in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, located at 3227 Broadway. We invite our neighbors to join us for this free public event, held every spring, which features head-scratching demonstrations and mind-boggling activities for every age. Visitors put their minds to the test as they learn about how we see the world around us, how our memories work and other fundamental aspects of the mind and brain.

A young visitor interacts with a human brain at the 2015 Expo (Credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University).

Led by actual scientists, the event is organized by Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach, a group of Columbia graduate students devoted to sharing brain science with the public. The event is held in celebration of Brain Awareness Week.

Videos Featuring the Community Brain Expo

The 2014 Community Brain Expo

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