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Maryland Day

Time: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
University of Maryland campus

You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do to the best for our community, the state and the world.

Maryland Day is packed with exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. The Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Language Science communities will be hosting several exhibits.
 


Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Did you know that over half of the world is bilingual? Learn how the language(s) you speak and learn can influence what you see, hear and say.

Breaking the Rules - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Sometimes it's hard to break old habits so that we can learn new rules. Stop by and do the Stroop task to learn how hard it is to break an easy and common rule.

Center for Advanced Study of Language - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Learn about CASL, which conducts language research in service to the country.

Language Party Tricks - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Come learn some neat mind tricks related to language. You'll discover that they show how human language systems work and how language is interpreted in the brain.

Maryland Neuroimaging Research - Terp Town Center, McKeldin Mall-College Tent-College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Explore the projects of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center on campus.

Neuroscience Crafts Table - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Learn about neurons, the cells of the brain and the brain itself by coloring in a brain cap and making pipe cleaner neurons.

Optical Illusions - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Sometimes our minds trick us into seeing things that aren't actually there. Learn more about how we're able to see the world around us with optical illusions.

Tour the Human Brain in 3-D! - Business & Society Hill, Chincoteague Hall, Room 1109
Explore the human brain, zoom around the cerebellum, fly through a maze of neurons and discover the intricacies of the human brain in a 3-D video. Cognitive neuroscientists who conduct their research at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center will guide your tour. They also share their research highlights. Audience members receive a pair of 3-D glasses. Supplies are limited.

Using Multiple Senses - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Participate in a jellybean demonstration to learn how using more than one sense is important for taste.

What Are Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Language Science? - Arts & Design Place, Tawes Plaza
Meet the researchers who study the brain, the mind and language, what they study, and what their research can tell you about yourself.