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Brain Awareness Week 2019

Brain Awareness Week for schools occurs between the 11th and 17th March 2019. It’s the ideal time to focus on brain health and use the Mindz experience to engage and motivate students.
For Brain Awareness Week  we’ll be adding an extra 5 minute section on ‘neurogenesis’ – the growth of new neurons deep inside the brain. We’ll still be looking at the way neurons communicate and using our EEGs to look inside the brain of students.
To inquire about a visit to your school, fill out the form below and we’ll respond within 24 hours. We can only visit FIVE schools during Brain Awareness Week.

Newest brain research

February 2019:
Does Micro-dosing improve Mood and Performance?
Neuroscience News – Click HERE

A wine each day keeps alzheimers away
Select Being in Theta: The Benefits of Autopilot…
Select Brain and Health
Select Brain Injury Australia: Measuring Concussion in Sport…
Select Brainwaves explained…
Select Brainworks…
Select Could this explain our unique intelligence?…
Select Exercise and the Brain: John Ratey
Select Exercise and the recipe for neurogenesis…
Select Got an itch? Blame your brain.…
Select Know your Neurons…
Select Modular v non-modular brains…
Select More on the left and right brain myth…
Select Neurogenesis and exercise…
Select Psychedelic drugs in the treatment of depression…
Select The Herpes virus and its link to Alzheimer’s…
Select The modular brain…
Select The Rosehip Neuron…

A 'Journey into your brain' Sydney Bookings open!

Our ‘Brain Journey’ 2-hour experiences are now in the top 10 Sydney experiences with over 500 people taking the journey in 2018.
Now you can book your session directly through our booking site – TryBooking. 
We provide a beer, wine or soft-drink, snacks and the full2-hour experience for up to 6 people at The Shakespeare Hotel in Surry Hills. It’s ideal for those wanting a taste of neuroscience without the jargon; an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world.
The experience also suits those wanting to see how a session would work in a classroom or corporate setting. It’s educational and more fun than your brain can handle.

Fact or Fallacy?

An Investigating Science Research Session

♦ Does listening to heavy metal music really stop relaxation?
♦ Does chocolate really help you feel good and calm down?
♦ Is laughter really the best medicine?

By using our EEG headsets, students investigate whether these beliefs are actually true, partially true or completely false. We provide the headsets, the guidance and the worksheets while students undertake a 90 minute group investigation where all members get to use the equipment and have their brain analyzed.
Groups also look at the variables involved, the validity and the ways the experiments could be improved. They will also individually look at the relevance of their investigation for society and do a short quiz so you can see their level of engagement.
Sessions limits
We can take up to 25 students in a session and as group experimentation is involved, a reasonable space should be set aside so that the activity from groups doesn’t disrupt others.

The cost of the session is $380 – less if booked as part of a full-day incursion. We need 75 minutes prior to the session to set up headsets and laptops. All headsets, headphones, and up to 2 x laptops are supplied.
For the full description of all session outlines including Fact or Fallacy, click HERE
To inquire or make a booking click HERE

New for schools: Drone Control

Yes, that’s right. From steering wheelchairs and cars to turning on lights to dialing mobile phone numbers with your thoughts … and now this!

In NSW from February, every school incursion for years 7-10 + Biology (term 4) will include one or two students per group nominated to fly our special indoor drone.
Now this isn’t easy and it takes ‘Theta’ or ‘Beta’ control that most struggle with. We’ll admit, we’ve crashed it several times.
It must be flown indoors as if not it will end up in New Zealand, yet the drone has a wire cage surround so that students can catch it easily and safely. It’s safe, fun and fairly impossible to break (we hope).
Only one  or two students per group will have a turn and they’ll need to show some skill at mind control during other activities.