Friday, July 15, 2011


These two students are closely examining the brains.
It is not everyday that you get to see a real brain up close!

Brain teasing puzzles also were on display for Brain Day.
Mazes, shape puzzles and drawing activities added to the fun.

The Lie Detector test was very popular and always had a line.
It was also fun to have a crowd watch each person through the test.
The readings were projected for all to see!

Prism goggles change your visual perception and demonstrate how the brain can adapt.
The brain adapts quickly, but not immediately, some things take practice!

What is the difference between a Non-taster, Taster & a Supertaster? I think this visitor just found out he is a Taster!

Dr Karen Gunther informing the visitors about how taste and the perception of taste work. We learned lots of new things today, and she had the M&Ms! Many visitors found out that they were Tasters and even some Supertasters!

This family friendly event showcased the brain in different ways, but you might get the impression that this young visitor would rather be at the coloring table than watching her dad handle a real brain.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Brain Day at the Carnegie Museum -This Saturday!

Saturday, July 9th from 1 pm to 4pm

Visit the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
to learn about the human brain
with Wabash Professors

Dr. Neil Schmitzer-Torbert, Ph.D. Neuroscience and
Dr. Karen Gunther, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science.

See real brains up close, try out a “lie detector test”,
temporarily loose your sweet tooth,
find out how your brain adapts to changing perception, and much more...

Admission is Free and it is an open house format.
Get to the museum early if you want to try it all!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Money Day June 25, 2011

Do you know who the people are on your money? This young student does!

The Currency exchange kept visitors busy while they tried to balance out different
currency from around the world.
Money Day was a great success!
Thank you Dr. Joyce Burnette for all your hard work getting this day ready and to the Wabash students who spent a summery Saturday afternoon helping visitors learn about money.

Thanks to all the visitors who came to see the currency from around the world, participate in an "Inflation Auction" and learn about money, currency exchange, interest and economics in general. And the Penny Photo op was a big hit! Join us next year for Money Day 2.

Many people commented on how much they learned about the history of money and the games about who was on each coin and dollar bill helped them realize they had never seen some of the US Currency bills. Thank you Tri-County Bank for allowing us to borrow one of those rarely seen bills!