TED Fellow, Neuroscientist, and Cofounder of Backyard Brains
As half of Backyard Brains, neuroscientist and engineer Greg Gage builds the SpikerBox—a small rig that helps kids understand the electrical impulses that control the nervous system. He’s passionate about helping students understand how our brains and our neurons work, because, as he says, we still know very little about how the brain works—and we need to start inspiring kids early to want to know more. A TED Fellow who has spoken at TED2015 and TEDGlobal, Gage has been featured in Popular Science, the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, and The Scientist.
Popular Neuroscience: How Learning About the Brain is Easierâ€”And More Funâ€”Than You Think
In this energetic, highly entertaining talk, TED Fellow Greg Gage dissects a cockroach—live on stage—to show how brains receive and deliver electric responses. As the cockroach’s leg twitches, Gage uses a low-cost version of electrophysiology to see and hear the insect’s brain function on his iPad. It’s an astounding “Aha!” moment for audience members that breaks down the assumed barriers of neuroscience research—too expensive, too complicated, too advanced—and shows students that hands-on learning about the brain is possible, right here and right now.
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