Without a human eye and brain there is no color.
Exhibit Services Catalog http://exs.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/
Disagreeing about Color
How the brain organizes image perception (a video of the visitor is shown as colors, edges, moving edges and faces illustrating how the brain takes apart an image.)
Hoop nightmares (Brain plastiity, wear goggles that deflect the vistors vision 30 degrees to one side and have them learn to shoot baskets.)
Simple versions of Exploratorium exhibits which can be built for under $10
Find the Rays
Stroop Test (multilingual)
McGurk Effect (also available as a snack version with 2 participants and a viewer.)
Find the highest note
Shake My Colors, equiluminant time delay.
Lectures on Memory
Sheep Brain Dissection
Anatomy of a Memory 9 minute video of a human brain dissection
Compilation of webcasts on the brain
FMRI Look at a working brain
Diamagnetic grape Use of magnetic forces to probe the nature of materials
Paul Doherty website
Contains perception explorations in the first week of the following summer institute.
and also used at the science for monks workshop
Exploratorium, Splo sims
3D interactive virtual world , exhibits and exhibit prototyping.
Exploratorium Science Snackbook
print and online
Human Body Explorations
print and online
Domino Model of a Nerve
The Brain Explorer
Richard Brown PhD perception
Luigi Anzivino PhD Neurophysiology
Charlie Carlson, experimental neurobiology (measure the electrical properties of an aplesia neuron)
Cumulus Database (A database of exploratorium digital assets accessible to staff only)
Human Brain Dissection Marion Diamond 90 minute video.
Project LITE: Prof Kenneth Brecher
Eye and Brain: Richard Gregory
Seeing the Light: Falk, Brill,Stork
Eric Chudler Neuroscience for kids
Images and Links
Seeing versus feeling. Look at one string. What do you see?
Observe a small bright light, notice the rays. Where are they?
Learn how the eye and brain emphasize change, for example edges.
Size distance illusion
Measure the moon's angular size as it rises
Perceived size depends upon more than the size of an image on the retina.
Find the highest note Acoustic illusion. Museum exhibit available as an Ipad app. Sound Uncovered
Feel the Temperature
People line up by hand temperature. Then people from the ends of the line shake hands with everyone else.
Verify the result with a thermal camera.
Model of a nerve
Domino Model of a Nerve, Human Body Book
Explore how a signal propagates only after exceeding a threshold, and how the speed of propagation and signal amplitude is independent of the trigger signal.
Teaching in a 3D virtual world
Quantum physics class in Second Life 50 students: slides, videos, 3D interactive models, voice , text for whole class, individual private chat. Assistants!
When twinkling dots rotate the perception of twinkling is reduced.
Scientific Explorations by Paul Doherty
12 May 2013