Neuroscience Fair Kicks off at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 06:47:28-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For those of you interested in a career in the medical field, or who just love science, the Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair kicks off today.

It is an interactive exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and it is meant to raise awareness about the importance of brain research.

Some of the exhibits include brain surgery with deep brain stimulation on a jello brain, brain tricks and optical illusions, extracting DNA from a banana and seeing and touching real human brains.

Museum goers will also get the chance to meet scientists from institutions such as the Van Andel Institute and the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care and Spectrum Health.

The exhibit runs until Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and there is no additional charge for participating in the fair.