Meet the Scientist – Dr Siobhan McMahon
WEBINAR SERIES FOR 4TH 5TH & 6TH CLASS
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Dr Siobhan McMahon
How the brain sends messages to the body
The brain is an amazing body organ that allows us to control breathing, walking, thinking, and even feeling. The brain controls different body parts by sending messages along the spinal cord. Neuroscientists work to figure out how different parts of the brain connect to each other and how the brain and spinal cord transport messages. As a Neuroscientist, Siobhan works to try to understand what happens when messages can’t move between the brain and the rest of the body. Siobhan will talk about what Neuroscientists do.
Meet the Scientist’ is part of the START initiative – a national competition challenging primary schools to create their very own randomised control trial. START is recognised by teachers as a ‘unique teaching tool’ allowing children to collaborate and enjoy a structured problem solving approach. Visit www.STARTcompetition. com to get your school involved.