“Welcome to the Brain” introduces key terms and topics of the AMNH exhibit on the Brain while elegantly weaving together: video, music, sound effects, and, most spectacularly, a large model of the brain with internal lighting. Projected on stretched fabric that architecturally defines the theater space, the video has a minimal, iconic look. Regions in the brain model light up at relevant parts of the story.
"High school student", Lea Ved, auditions for entrance to the prestigious dance program at the Juilliard School. Through Lea's dance audition visitors learn the basics of brain anatomy and the key role that the brain plays in controlling senses, emotions, thinking, memory and decision-making—all major themes of the Brain exhibit.
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