Brain Awareness Exhibit

by

 

Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D.

 

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Each year the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum hosts a day

for members of the Ann Arbor Neuroscience Community

to interact with sixth grade school children.

 

This was my contribution:

 

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These are the images the kids manipulated. 

It is the SYBYL representation of a steroid (corticosterone) in its nuclear (GR) receptor.

The image on the left is the steroid (green surface) within its receptor (amino acid backbone traced in yellow)

The image on the right is the same image with all the atoms of the molecule displayed

 

   

 

The kids used "crystal eyes" to see the above images in three dimensions. 

To approximate what the kids saw, below are the same pictures rendered by SYBYL as "relaxed view" stereo images.

To see the images in 3-D:

Stare at a spot in the center of each image below (between the two images on the particular slide)

A third image (in the center) will appear.

Concentrate on the center image; it will be perceived as a three dimensional representation of the molecule.

This MAY take some practice.

 

The images below are static ...  with "Crystal Eyes" the molecular model  can be more easily  moved and rotated in real time 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The room was in the dark to enhance the three-dimensional quality of the computer display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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