Brain box challenge hits the 3000 mark!
2 July 2019
On Friday 21st June, the team of Psychology STEM ambassadors visited Kingsway Primary School and reached their 3000th child.
On Friday 21st June, the team of Psychology STEM ambassadors visited Kingsway Primary School, Gloucester and reached their 3000th child. PhD students, Anca Dobrescu helped children control a game with their brain using EEG headsets and Greig Dickson demonstrated how to trick your brain with the Stroop task while Elinor Hull showed animal brains and the class guessed which animals they belonged to.
The team received some great questions such as: why is the brain so folded, what do the different EEG bands mean, and why do we have a contralaterally organised brain? As well as great questions the team also had fantastic feedback from teachers that all students were engaged and more inquisitive than usual - hopefully leading to a future generation of psychologists and neuroscientists!
What is the Brain Box Challenge?
The Brain Box Challenge is a morning or afternoon workshop in which children explore how the brain works.