South Florida Science Center to build $2.4M exhibit

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The South Florida Science Center plans to build a $2.4 million exhibit designed to teach visitors about the human brain, The Palm Beach Post  has reported.

The exhibit will “take a bottom-up approach to telling the story of the human brain, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated circuitry that creates our hopes, fears and memories,” the science center said in a news release.

“This exhibit will offer an experience never seen before as visitors become immersed in understanding the basics of how their brains operate in complex ways to create senses, thoughts and emotions like joy, anger, confidence and fear,” Lew Crampton, science center president and CEO, said. “Our visitors will also learn more about how to live their own healthy brain lifestyles and how to pursue rewarding careers in neuroscience and related STEM fields.”

The 2,500-sq. ft. exhibit will become a permanent fixture at the science center. It is set to open in early 2019.

The exhibit will encompass four galleries: An “introductory gallery” that features a walk-through brain mist and a 3D brain projection; an immersive “brain room” that shows how much activity goes on in the brain every second; a “thoughts and emotion gallery” that teaches how much effort the brain goes through to lie; and a “senses gallery” that allows visitors to explore sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch.

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