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Brain and muscle communication, are you as fast as you can think? (Stage 4, Stage 5)

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Test your brain and see how quickly it can process information and react to different stimulus. Learn about cognitive traits and train your reaction time whilst playing a fun didactic videogame


Our central nervous system (the brain) controls many physiological systems in our bodies, and a very important one is movement. Our brain communicates with our muscles allowing us to perform daily activities. Just as we can train our muscles to become stronger, we can train our brains to process information quicker. There can be large variability between individuals regarding brain-muscle communication. For example, this can be easily observed when some people are better at one sporting activity than others.

Join exercise scientist and dietitian, Karen Mackay, in exploring different brain- muscle activities and learn more about the important role our brain plays within movement. Put your students to the test and see how well they perform in different cognitive traits through the app REACTION PACKED. Here, students will collect data using games that combine decision making, movement and memory, so they can test their hypothesis, answer research questions, and come to conclusions.



Event Details

Event Type

Live Event - By Request

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes


Please email us for pricing details

Payment Instructions

Booked groups will be invoiced after the date of their virtual incursion



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand


Other KLAs

PDHPE » Physical Activity and Sports Studies

Science and Tech » Biology

Presenter Bio

Karen Mackay is a PhD student studying the use of nutritional supplements to improve brain-muscle communication within exercise. She has worked in several research labs and sporting institutions in Chile and the USA as a sport dietitian and exercise scientist. When not in the lab testing or in the office writing, she enjoys playing field hockey and singing with her spanish-rock band.

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Either a smartphone, tablet, or computer for students to play Reaction Packed on, either individually or as a group. Reaction Packed can be downloaded for free from App Store or Google Play.

This virtual incursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.

Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.

The incursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.

All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual incursion.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Arludo

Phone: Send us an email!

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://arludo.com/

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