|The cranial hardware
|We all agree that communication the key to success. This is true in our nervous system too. On this day, the children will explore the whys and hows of communication in the brain. They will use the example of modern communication to understand what is required and define the functions of the system that will work. They will then compare it with what is actually there and understand the hardware components of the system.
|Investigate and draw conclusions on the possible features of our nervous system to satisfy the functions.
Investigate how to test a model for specific use cases.
Learn about cranial hardware and how scientists learn more about them.
Explore the different regions in the brain and their functions
|Create and play a game on neurotransmitters
Create a model of a neuron
Create a model of the human brain
|How are the messages transmitted in our nervous system?
What should be the capabilities of the brain in order to process this?
How do scientists understand more about the brain?
Is it possible to trick the sense organs into sending the wrong messages?
What affects the sense organs?
|The first level soldiers
|Turning inside out, day 2 will focus on the first front warriors, the sense organs that capture and transmit the message. They will investigate what they sense. how they work through demonstrations and experiments. They will also discover that the nervous system is smart enough not to treat all signals equally.
|Discover the various sense organs and how the brain uses them
Investigate and discover that the sense of touch is not equal all over the body
Test alternate hypotheses that reflex actions can be controlled through arguments and experiments
Define and test the conditions required for the working of a model
|Create a Homunculus of the sense of touch
Create an optical illusion and test the conditions under which it works
Investigate the different reflex actions and work on a hypothesis that it is possible to control them
|How do the sense organs help in making sense of the world?
Will the skin sense the same across the body?
Will we be able to control reflex actions?
What are the conditions under which an optical illusion will work?
|Programming the brain
|Artificial intelligence is all about trying to mimic the programming of the human brain. But how indeed is the human brain programmed?
This day will set off an expedition to explore 2 key aspects of programming, memory, and learning. The children will work inwards to explore how a memory is made and distinguish between different types of memory. Moving on to the highly complex and deceptively simple trick called learning, it will be a Eureka moment for the children when they learn about neuroplasticity, and how repetition helps in learning
|Explore what they remember and differences in the strength of memory
Understand some techniques to create strong memories and explore why they work better
Explore the structure and function of the different parts of the brain which help in creating a memory
Learn how the brain learns and why practice helps in the learning process
Discover are some of the issues which could affect learning in certain people
|Create a memory journal with different types of memories
Create a mind map about a topic and simulate the way the brain learns about new information
|Why do have different memories of the same incident?
Does the brain treat all memories equally?
How do we learn about new information using old information?Do all people learn the same way?
|The brain takes over
|Thinking, reasoning, analyzing, interpreting, surely good skills, but what do they mean to the brain? Are they separate tasks or are they closely interrelated? What could affect these brain functions?
These will be some questions to which the children will try to find the answers with this data
|Explore fast thinking and slow thinking
Design an experiment to collect data for the Stroop test
Interpret the results of the experiment
Dissecting and understanding imagination and the brain process for imagination
|Conduct an experiment to analyze the effect of the Stroop test and interpret the data.
Engage in an argument on the interpretation of the results and learn from them
Map and analyze their imagination path based on an activity
|Why do optical and auditory illusions occur?
Will the brain learn to get less confused with repetition?
How does the brain learn to reason?
|The emotional brain
|Emotions are often associated with the heart. But is it really? After all the heart is just a giant pump! There are other brains behind the emotional drama. On this day the children will explore feelings, the emotional brain, the way we convey the feelings, and the external factors which control how we feel( not just other human beings!)
|Understand through comparison that different people show emotions differently.
Explore the primitive and learned responses to emotions
Discover the concept of mirror emotions and why we feel what others feel
Evaluate their EQ through a fun test and discuss its validity
Discover the role of external factors in emotion
|Putting the emotion centers of the brain puzzle
Create a comparison chart on the way different people show emotions
Emotional Quotient Self assessment
Create a feelings man
|Do all of us show emotion the same way?
How are we able to feel what others feel?
What helps you understand how you feel?
Is it possible to control how you feel?
New Batches Starting
05 Apr 2021
31 May 2021
Flexi class available on request