March 11, 2016: 'Neurotours' premiere at UAA Planetarium

by Michelle Saport  |   

20160309-neurodome

'Neurodome' premiere with Neuroscience Visualizer Jamie Elswick: Friday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater (ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220) Tickets on sale now at UAATix.com.

In Neurotours, the latest neuroimaging technology becomes our observatory to discover the inner frontier of human consciousness. Through a live-presented planetarium show, real brain images come alive around us as we scale our inner universe.

We'll be taken through MRI and CT scans all the way to two-photon microscopy of individual neurons. During the tour we'll explore imagery on scales ranging from the size of the entire head down to the sub-cellular scale, millions of times smaller. It takes us flying through the skull to the outer layers of the cerebral cortex, exploring sub-components of the brain, wandering through neurons and much more.

Throughout the journey, you get an unprecedented view of our place in the universe, and in turn, where the universe is represented in our brain (it is!).

Complex 3-D biological structures are hard to learn by looking at flat pictures in textbooks, but Neurotours does what no one has done before--it brings cutting-edge neuroscience into the planetarium and creates an experience where we all become brain experts. For most people, the tour will be their first immersive live-travel inside a real human brain... a truly mind-blowing experience!

For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member, please visit uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium.

Creative Commons License "March 11, 2016: 'Neurotours' premiere at UAA Planetarium" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.