Science of the Mind by Dr. Kevin Gluck, Senior Research Scientist, IHMC

September 30, 2023

The fall season of Science Saturdays started with the enthusiastic reminder that “Our Minds Matter,” as cognitive scientist Kevin Gluck led a session on Science of the Mind. Students brainstormed important things they do with their minds, labeled the basic components of neurons, and learned about the basic functional structure of their brain’s cerebral cortex. Hands-on activities included creating physical models of neurons out of pipe cleaners, simulating the movement of action potential along a sequence of neurons, and coloring and assembling brain hats. Discussion emphasized the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and plenty of sleep for keeping our minds healthy.