Synaptic Land - The Movie

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The story of how two behavioral neuroscience graduate students from Oregon Health & Science University conceived and constructed the very first "Synaptic Land", a game that helps kids learn about processes involved in neurotransmission. Since its debut at the Oregon Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at OMSI in 2002, undergraduate and graduate students at many other universities have created their own versions of the Synaptic Land game (e.g., PENN, University of Scranton, California...

Would You Like to Be a Scientist?

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Third and fourth grade children were asked "Would you like to be a scientist when you grow up?" We documented their answers before and after their participation as judges in a Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at California State University, Los Angeles. Kids Judge! Science Fairs are special in that children evaluate how well scientists communicate scientific concepts in a manner that is both engaging and easy to understand.