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Psychology trail


This trail is designed for psychology students to help focus and structure their educational visit to Explore At-Bristol.

The trail is suitable for GCSE and AS/A2 Level students.

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Closely linked to the main exam boards schemes of work, topics covered include:
- Cognitive psychology
- Physiological psychology
- Social psychology
- Individual differences

Your amazing brain is located on the ground floor of Explore-At-Bristol. The trail should take approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour. The exhibits can be visited in any order by individuals or small groups.


An example question from the trail is shown below:

Fire a neuron

Go to the giant neuron near the giant brain.
Your brain is made up of a complex network of cells called neurons.
Push a button to fire the big neuron.
Can you make the lights at the top light up? ?Yes ? No
What do you have to do to make them light?

Try working as a team. What happens?

Neurones must reach a threshold level before they fire. Why is this a good idea?