Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mouse Party Looks Inside the Brains of Mice

If you teach Psychology or Science, this site will amaze your students. Produced by the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center, Mouse Party is an interactive lesson which shows the effects of drugs on mice. Here's how it works: students choose one of seven mice to be analyzed and then zoom in on the brain to see how it is affected by the particular drug the mouse is on. The visual presentation is simple and easy to understand. There is also a link on this page for Meth Mouse, a 3D presentation requiring download and installation of Unity Web Player. Here's an overview of Mouse Party:

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