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Gray Matters: the Museum Show

Through this forest of axons, a volley of spark-like flashes (neural impulses) travel deeper into the cortex, where the axons branch to form a dense web. PSC scientists produced this animated view of brain activity for "Gray Matters," a planetarium show that debuted in fall 1999 at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. With the brain's neural structure projected on the 3D space of the planetarium dome, Gray Matters offers an interactive, multi-media lesson in the science of the brain for children and adults. PSC collaborated on Gray Matters with Carnegie Mellon's Studio for Creative Inquiry and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.