Organized by the American Museum of Natural History,   Brain: The Inside Story investigates the remarkable organ

that controls every function of our life. Right now your brain

is ignoring thousands of sights and sounds to zero in on a specific few, processing information as small as the meaning

of a letter, forming new memories, and keeping your heart pumping. But how does the brain do it all?

Brain: The Inside Story explores the way the human brain works, specifically as it relates to senses (Your Sensing Brain), emotions (Your Emotional Brain), thoughts (Your Thinking Brain), how the brain ages (Your Changing Brain), and how technological advances may change our brains in the future (Your 21st Century Brain). 


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Brain: The Inside Story at the Museum at Prairiefire is generously supported by Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, by Black & Veatch’s Building a World of Difference Foundation (Global STEM Education Partner), and by the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust.

Brain: The Inside Story is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Codice. Idee per la cultura, Torino, Italy in association with Comune di Milano – Assessorato Cultura, Italy; Guangdong Science Center, Guangzhou, China; and Parque de las Ciencias, Granada, Spain.

About Brain: The Inside Story

Your Sensing Brain

Look, listen, and touch. Find out how the brain integrates the flood of information we receive from our senses. 

Your Emotional Brain

Investigate how emotions evolved and how they help animals – including us – survive

Your Thinking Brain

Explore how we learn, plan, reason, and make decisions

Your Changing Brain

All experiences change the brain. What are some ways to shape and sharpen yours?

Your 21st Century Brain

How are the technologies of the 21st Century altering our brains?

Learn about Saint Luke’s role in shaping the makeup of Brain: The Inside Story

Education Materials

Rotating semiannually, American Museum of Natural History traveling exhibitions will support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Resources for our upcoming exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Brain: The Inside Story, as well as information on field trips, are available.


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