'Life of a Neuron' at White House Demo Day

Four people in business attire face the camera. Behind them is a colorful, brightly lit wall display.
Professor John Morrison presented the Life of a Neuron exhibit at American Possibilities: A White House Demo Day Nov. 7. Inside the exhibit, from left: Victor Dzau, president of the National Academies of Science and of Medicine; Dani Dumitriu, Columbia University; Morrison; John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. (Photo credit: Society for Neuroscience)

Professor John Morrison, director of the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis, presented the multimedia 'Life of a Neuron' exhibit at the American Possibilities: A White House Demo Day Nov. 7. The invitation-only event highlighted 40 American innovations in science and technology supported by federal funding. 

A green spiky blob is projected on a screen with colored tendrils around it. The silhouettes of people can be seen in front of the screen.
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Life of a Neuron grew out of a partnership between the Society for Neuroscience and ARTECHOUSE. The exhibit draws on federally-funded neuroscience research to show how cells within the brain manage, process and transfer information. Visitors can walk into an artistic rendering of the brain, seen from the perspective of a brain cell.

Life of a Neuron originally premiered at ARTECHOUSE in Washington, D.C. in 2021 and then toured to New York City in 2022. Morrison, who is also a professor of neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is President-elect of the society and lead scientist for the exhibit. 

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