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Dr. Sabine Kastner receives Award for Education in Neuroscience

October 21, 2019

Dr. Sabine Kastner received this year's Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society of Neuroscience (SfN) for her contribution to science education for all ages. Among these contributions is the creation of Frontiers for Young Minds, an open-access scientific journal for and edited by children, along with Dr. Robert Knight. Frontiers for Young Minds provides an opportunity for children from all around the world to engage with scientific research and participate in the publishing process. Read more...

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Communiversity ArtsFest 2019

April 29, 2019

We had a great time at the annual Communiversity ArtsFest. Families learned about the current projects in our lab, enjoyed demos using perception distortion goggles, and tried a variety of brain mazes. Families also learned about what a great source Frontiers for Young Minds articles can be for children to learn more about science. Thank you to all those that came by our table!

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NAPL Kids Project at Princeton Friends School

November 19, 2018

NAPL Kids Project visited a third grade science class at the Princeton Friends School. After learning about the brain, the children did a fun eye-tracking experiment. They learned about how their eyes move differently while seeing a picture of Harry Potter's face or reading a short paragraph. We had a great time with the class, and we hope to have another fun outreach event there in the future!

 

Not Hard-Wired, but Plastic? - How a Child's Brain Adapted to Having a Sixth of it Removed

August 2, 2018
The amazing recovery of a child after having a sixth of his brain removed demonstrates just how plastic the brain can be! After having part of his right 'visual center' removed, the function of the removed area of the brain was located to the left hemisphere. In this article, Dr. Sabine Kastner discusses the amazing plasticity... Read more about Not Hard-Wired, but Plastic? - How a Child's Brain Adapted to Having a Sixth of it Removed

NAPL Kids Project at the Young Women's Conference in STEM

May 21, 2018

Team Kids had an amazing time meeting all those who attended the Young Women's Conference in STEM. The team had a great time showing budding scientists an eye-tracking demonstration and perceptual illusions that boggled their minds! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with the Young Women's Conference in STEM! :)

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NAPL Kids Project at Littlebrook Elementary School Science Expo

May 18, 2018

Team Kids visited Littlebrook’s science lab class to take science beyond the textbooks! The team showed the children an eye tracking demo to give them a first-hand look at some of the tools used in our lab as part of the Kids Project! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with Littlebrook's science lab class! :)

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