The Think Tank is a mobile cognitive science lab and education station that will harness intrinsic interest in the human brain and mind to get disadvantaged and STEM-underrepresented kids hooked on science.
Come join the launch at the Brain Bash with mind powered games and other hands-on (hands-off?), and get a free dinner with the Amygdaloids entertaining you to boot, on June 18 in NYC.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Stephen L. Macknik
Stephen L. Macknik is a professor of opthalmology, neurology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Along with Susana Martinez-Conde and Sandra Blakeslee, he is author of the Prisma Prize-winning Sleights of Mind. Their forthcoming book, Champions of Illusion, will be published by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Credit: MARCOS LAINEZ, COURTESY OF SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER