Sunday, October 23, 2016


If the teenage brain were a house, what would it look like?

This is the inspiration behind the Mind Museum's 4th traveling exhibition The Teenage Brain:  Wiring-in-Progress, supported in part by Six-Inch and Uratex.  This is a walk through, mind through of a teenager's world, beyond the myths and stereotypes, based on the most recent scientific studies on the teenage brain.

The Teenage Brain is an amazingly unique house because it is neither the brain of a child nor of an adult.  From the bedroom, to the garage, yard and the kitchen, you will find out why the teenage body clock is different, why they learn so much in so little time.  Why their hearts easily blush or break.  Why they hardly ever talk or understand their parents.  Why they do not seem to think of the future and why their friends seem to matter more than their family.

In the bedroom which is the center of a teenager's universe, you will find, among other things, a very strange clock that keeps different walking and sleeping times and it is not because your teenager is lazy.  From the way the teenager sleeps in his ded, what s/he thinks of sex, how s/he studies, eats, idolizes role models, shapes his or her identity, the bedroom will reveal so much about the truth about how the teenager thinks or feels. The bathroom will reveal to you why self-image matters so much to the teenager that everyone virtually agrees they invented the "selfie".

The garage will make sense of why risk-taking is so natural to teenagers, especially when with his or her peers in the "yard".

The kitchen holds a different meaning to teenagers. Beyond being the location of food, it is where the "talk" of with parents usually happen as they are guided on the consequences of their choices.  

Throughout the Teenage Brain, you will find that some rooms, are so much more "alive" than others and why some rooms are more connected to other rooms. As you walk-through and mind-through these rooms, you will understand why the differences in the wiring within and in between these rooms is what makes the teenager a uniquely amazing being!  It is also why being a teenager is a great opportunity for them to learn what they can before we reach adulthood.

We want guests, especially teenagers themselves and their own parents, to learn how to navigate the teenager brain by visiting this house.

We are a young country.  In 2015, Filipinos between 10 to 19 years old made up almost 20% of our entire population and this will get even higher.  If we are to build and plan for our future, we cannot escape understanding the young people.  This exhibition orients your own mind as to how teenagers think and feel.

Meet them or the old you in The Teenage Brain:  Wiring-in-Progress.

The Mind Museum's traveling  exhibition will be on display in the museum for a limited run, until Nov. 30, 2016 only.  The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of the Mind Museum's mission to bring science closer to the general public.

Access to the Teenage Brain exhibition is free for museum ticket holders.

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