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Neuroscience as a STEM Subject: Part II

  • Published6 Aug 2014
  • Reviewed6 Aug 2014
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! Learn how you can use the science of the brain to enliven your chemistry or physics lessons. In this video, learn about the function of the motor cortex from Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, a professor at Duke University. The hands-on activity presented here will show you how to use Backyard Brains' SpikerBox to watch activity from your own neurons in real time.  

Try this in your classroom or community!
• Download the presentation slides from this video (PDF)
• Download the hands-on activity handout from this video (PDF)

Watch part one of this workshop to learn about the homunculus. 



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