Neuroscience on wheels comes to Chicago

The Think Tank is an outreach initiative that brings the brain wherever there’s a parking space

By Bethany Brookshire, 12:51 PM February 28, 2014

CHICAGO —Tyler Alterman was still an undergraduate neuroscience student at the City University of New York in New York City when his mother told him about an art exhibit. It was called “Trailer Park.” But instead of a trailer in a park, the exhibit was a park in a trailer. Viewers stepped into the trailer and found themselves surrounded by trees, grass and birdsong. “I thought, if it worked for nature,” says Alterman, “why not for neuroscience?”

That’s the idea behind the Think Tank, a new kin...

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