Strength in Science -

This workshop will teach you about the effects of exercise on the brain, and current research in Ireland to treat diseases of the brain. You will also get the chance to strengthen your brain by trying out some circus performance skills!

 

Summary of topics covered:
? What a neuron is.
? How a neuron sends and receives a message.
? The general function of neurotransmitters.
? The cause of Parkinson’s disease (lack of dopamine).
? Exercises that require greater mental focus create new neural pathways in the brain.
? A brain with a more complex and varied neural network is stronger and may age
more slowly later in life

LOCATION

School visit

DURATION

2hrs

AGE

10-14