11A10.20 - Model of the Human Brain

Code Number:
11A10.20
Demo Title:
Model of the Human Brain
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Physiology
Area of Study:
Physiology, Biology
Equipment:
Human Brain Model.
Procedure:

No advanced notice required.  Parts of the brain are numbered and an explanation of these parts can be found in the file.  The laser etched crystal cube while small is a very good example of the brain network.

The Alpha Wave detector will show one aspect of brain function if operated properly.

References:
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