Presented by UAA Biology Professor, Dr. Caroline Wilson
In NeurotoursTM, the latest neuroimaging technology becomes our observatory to discover the inner frontier of human consciousness. Through a live-presented planetarium show, real brain images come alive around us as we scale our inner universe.
We’ll be taken through MRI and CT scans all the way to two-photon microscopy of individual neurons. During the tour we’ll explore imagery on scales ranging from the size of the entire head down to the sub-cellular scale, millions of times smaller. It takes us flying through the skull to the outer layers of the cerebral cortex, exploring sub-components of the brain, wandering through neurons, and much more.
Throughout the journey, you get an unprecedented view of our place in the universe, and in turn, where the universe is represented in our brain (it is!).
Complex 3D biological structures are hard to learn by looking at flat pictures in textbooks, but NeurotoursTM does what no one has done before - it brings cutting-edge neuroscience into the planetarium and creates an experience where we all become brain experts. For most people, the tour will be their first immersive live-travel inside a real human brain... a truly mind-blowing experience!
Ticket reservations are available online only at http://UAATix.com. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.