Brain Awareness Hour: The Advantage of Being a Mermaid

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Friday, August 28th from 4:30-5:30

BAH: The Advantage of Being a Mermaid

Explore the wonders of the brain during Brain Awareness Hour.

This presentation will cover how injury to the Central Nervous System (CNS), i.e. Brain and Spinal Cord, induces loss of sensory and motor function leading to permanent paralysis. Although, mechanisms of repair occur in the mammal CNS, regenerative processes are abortive. However, other animals such as fish are able to regenerate their CNS, anatomically but also functionally, inducing a complete recovery. Comparison between mammals and fish leads us to the best compromise: The Mermaid.

Presented by Christine G. Gerin, Ph.D., President, Society for Neuroscience RGV Chapter, Neuroscience Department, UTRGV School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Hour The Advantages of Being a Mermaid

International Museum of Art & Science IMAS

IMAS Admission Price Changes Effective October 1, 2022

Regular admission is $5 with discounted $3 for children ages 4-12, students with an ID and senior citizens 65+. Museums for All (WIC/EBT) discount is $1 up to four people per card.

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