SAUSALITO, Calif., August 23, 2011 – For years, the brain was a slow-to-solve mystery for scientists and the public alike. But today it’s more a “marvel,” thanks to exciting research, technology and educational breakthroughs over the last decade. In fact, even children as young as four are now soaking up the brain’s secrets, thanks to Morphonix™ LLC ( http://www.morphonix.com), a company devoted to using games to teach kids all about the brain.
Morphonix has been winning awards and national recognition throughout scientific, parenting and educational communities for entertaining media and technologies that teach children about the brain while simultaneously and uniquely tapping the parts being used to learn. Now, thanks to grant funding from The National Institute of Mental Health and impressive networks of support and talent, Morphonix has launched “Every Body Has a Brain,” a new product suite specifically designed for children ages 4 to 6.
“Morphonix approaches learning about the brain so subtly and invitingly, the players don’t even recognize they’re being taught,” says Dr. Floyd E. Bloom, professor emeritus at The Scripps Research Institute’s Molecular & Integrative Neuroscience Department. “Better yet, they seem to remember the details of what they’ve been through.”
“Every Body Has a Brain” delivers a vitally unique understanding and appreciation for this complex yet wonderful organ, according to Karen Littman, Morphonix’s founder/president. For instance, after playing a video game or singing along with the songs, kids easily spout cool facts about the cerebellum, remember to wear a helmet when biking, and know more about brain-nourishing foods.
“From the songs and stories to the music videos and games, ‘Every Body Has a Brain’ taps critical brainpower, from thinking simple thoughts to problem-solving and even following a future career in neuroscience,” she says. “Kids just get jazzed about the brain, respecting it more and using it better.”
“Every Body Has a Brain” is by design affordable, accessible and applicable to multiple technologies today. Morphonix offers everything from CDs to downloadable games and apps, not to mention the “Free Game and Song of the Week,” featured on the Morphonix website. The “Every Body Has a Brain” suite includes:
• Every Body Has a Brain: The Game (CD or download for PC or Mac)
• Every Body Has a Brain: The Songs (CD or download on iTunes or Amazon)
• Every Body Has a Brain: Brainstem Edition (Downloads for PC and Mac)
• Songs & Stories from Every Body Has a Brain (Download for PC and Mac)
• Braintrain for iPhone and Braintrain for iPad
Morphonix games, music, videos and information are available at http://www.morphonix.com, and through YouTube links such as: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7pmCcQcx4Y and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-msnTWmTrg&feature=related.
About Morphonix™ LLC
Founded in 1990 by Karen Littman, Morphonix™ LLC was created to research the educational value of new media and technology and to apply this knowledge to the development of innovative programs that better educate and support children.