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Cubs becoming neuroscientists for a night

13 November 2016

Photograph of child in giant brain dome
Beavers, cubs and scouts enjoy a night of neuroscience

Scientists at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute welcomed beavers, cubs and scouts from 1st St Mellons Scouts for a night of neuroscience.

The scouts spent the evening learning more about the human brain and taking part in a range of activities, including racing across stroop mats and bouncing on a giant brain dome.

Photograph of children touring the laboratory
Craig answers questions from budding neuroscientists

A group were treated to a tour of our state-of-the-art laboratories and Craig, a research technician at the Institute, explained how we use skin and hair samples to grow brain cells.

A delighted Akela of 1st St Mellons Cub Scouts Tony Byrne later said;

I'd like to express my thanks to all those involved in providing the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts with a magnificent experience of science in action tonight.

A special thank you to our laboratory manager, Emma Dalton, for organising the activities, and to the volunteers who went above and beyond to make it a memorable night for the young members of 1st St Mellons.

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