Session: Learning about the Sensorimotor System
Learning about the Sensorimotor System
Explore an exciting new way to get students interested in the human brain! Using a neurophysiology amplifier called a Spikerbox (from Backyard Brains), we will record and “eavesdrop” on the action potentials that are generated by the sensory neurons in a cockroach leg that detect touch and air flow. We will also pretend to be the cockroach's brain and send artificial, electric "movement commands" to make the leg dance to the beat.
Student Level: High School, Middle School, Elementary School
Subjects: Biology, Neuroscience
Online Resources for Teachers: Backyard Brains