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Aging brain exhibit debuts at science museum

The Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., has just opened its new Life Lab exhibit, which features interactive experiences that teach visitors how to keep their brains agile as they mature. Included in this exhibit is a stunning 3D video flythrough of the brain, created by Stephen J. Smith, PhD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology here. From a museum media alert:

"The Life Lab gives people an entirely new way of understanding how their mind and body changes depending on their choices and circumstances," says Diane Griffin, a professor at Johns Hopkins University who helped develop the exhibit. "It is immersive and entirely digital."

Other Life Lab activities include a digital brain game that teaches users how to grow a healthy mind; videos about how memories are made; and a driving simulator that tests players' ability to multitask and respond to distractions.

Life Lab will be display all year at the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, located at 525 E St., NW, Washington DC.

Previously: New imaging method developed at Stanford reveals stunning details and Visualizing the brain as a universe of synapses
Photo by Mr. T in DC

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