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What makes ‘sense’ in the brain? 2018 writing and drawing competition for Australian primary schools

Suitable for:
general public

What makes ‘sense’ in the brain? 2018 writing and drawing competition for Australian primary schools

When:
12-16th March 2018
Where:

Your local primary school

Cost:
Free

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Create a brainy masterpiece and win great prizes for you and your school!

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function is a brain research centre. Our researchers study how the brain works and how it interacts with the world around us. For example, they study how we see colours, or how we know whether a surface is soft or rough by touching it.

We would like you to show us what you think about what senses do in the brain by writing any kind of text (poem, word cloud, haiku, etc.), drawing a picture, or combining both on an A4-sized paper.

The text and/or drawing must represent what you would do, or how you would feel, if you:

  • were missing a sense, such as hearing, vision, taste, touch or smell

OR

  • had an extra sense found in nature but not available to humans, for example infrared or ultraviolet vision, ultrasound hearing, or magnetic sense. (Check the Wikipedia page on senses for inspiration.)

Download the art competition brochure and don’t forget to share it with your friends, school and family.

The competition is part of Brain Awareness Week, which runs 12-16 March 2018 around the world to increase public awareness of brain research. The Brain Awareness Week website has numerous educational resources available for brain-related activities.

For more information and full terms and conditions, please visit brainfunction.edu.au/2018comp/.