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The creator and administrator of Mindz Brainplay - a first for Australia and the first to take neuro-science to the street, the pub or your lounge-room.

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 https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/moderate-drinking-reduce-alzheimers-risk/
Select Being in Theta: The Benefits of Autopilot sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/1…
Select Brain and Health brainandhealth.com/brain-waves
Select Brain Injury Australia: Measuring Concussion in Sport braininjuryaustralia.org.au/reso…
Select Brainwaves explained scientificamerican.com/article/w…
Select Brainworks brainworksneurotherapy.com/what-…
Select Could this explain our unique intelligence? sciencealert.com/human-excitator…
Select Exercise and the Brain: John Ratey johnratey.com
Select Exercise and the recipe for neurogenesis qbi.uq.edu.au/brain/brain-diseas…
Select Got an itch? Blame your brain. sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/1…
Select Know your Neurons blogs.scientificamerican.com/bra…
Select Modular v non-modular brains sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/1…
Select More on the left and right brain myth npr.org/sections/13.7/2013/12/02…
Select Neurogenesis and exercise psychologytoday.com/blog/the-ath…
Select Psychedelic drugs in the treatment of depression neurosciencenews.com/psychedelic…
Select The Herpes virus and its link to Alzheimer’s sciencealert.com/there-s-mountin…
Select The modular brain ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PM…
Select The Rosehip Neuron livescience.com/63441-new-brain-…

2019 School bookings now open

2019 school bookings now open!
Small groups, classes, years or whole school audiences

We'll CC our reply to this alternate email in case the email to your DET address goes to spam. We've had this issue in the past.
This is the content focus and year groups that we would be working with. You may have 1 x single group or several different groups during the day. We'll email or call you with an exact quote within 24 hours.

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.

 

 

Conferences & Corporate Events

Mindz Brainplay is not purely for schools or universities. Our headsets show how a person thinks under different circumstances and can be used to train the mind to achieve certain states more conducive to work, meditation, play or creativity.

Mindz in the conference or corporate environment is always fun and gives participants insight into how their brain works. While looking at the cutting edge of neuroscience, our corporate sessions also give participants the chance to compete in mind games using only their brain power to control the action against colleagues. Fun for participants and those watching.

EVENT, CONFERENCE OR CORPORATE ORGANISERS, COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW & WE’LL REPLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.

Corporate Inquiry Form
Mindz attends corporate events in NSW and Western Australia

NSW Schools Incursion inquiry form

NSW School Booking / Inquiry form
Please provide two email addresses and two preferred dates for the incursion. Completing this form does NOT constitute a confirmed booking and there is no obligation. Thank you.
We'll CC our reply to this alternate email in case the email to your DET address goes to spam. We've had this issue in the past.
This is the content focus and year groups that we would be working with. You may have 1 x single group or several different groups during the day. We'll email or call you with an exact quote within 24 hours.