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Stanley Lab Demonstrates How Our Brain Controls Our Muscles at Scott Elementary Science and Technology Festival

Stanley Lab Demonstrates How Our Brain Controls Our Muscles at Scott Elementary Science and Technology Festival

As part of The Kids Interested In Technology, Engineering, and Science (KITES) festival, members of the Stanley Lab visited Scott Elementary to teach several classes of students about neuroscience and muscle physiology. The demonstration, organized by lab member Audrey Sederberg, involved using a Backyard Brains EMG Kit and custom-built software to demonstrate the measurable electrical activity associated with muscle movement and student-lead experimental design to test questions about these signals. Lab members also discussed their paths into neuroscience research with students and emphasized the importance of life-long learning.

(left to right) Adam Willats, Pete Borden, and Mia Lu examine muscle neuron action potentials at Scott Elementary

(left to right) Adam Willats, Pete Borden, and Mia Lu examine muscle neuron action potentials at Scott Elementary

Scott Elementary students practice quantitative reasoning and experiment desing skills by plotting recorded electrical signals from muscles when lifting different weights

 

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