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Challenge your brain, stop a virus, dance or just chill out–it’s all part of your MeLaβ experience.

Every day we all make choices that affect our health and wellness. In real life, each choice counts, but in MeLaβ, located in the Baptist Health South Florida Gallery, you become the experiment, as you run simulations, solve puzzles and test your senses, reflexes and stress responses to find out what works best for you.

As you travel through MeLaβ, you hit five interactive zones (eat, move, relax, connect and learn), each offering experiments revealing how your body and mind function. Grab a virtual plate and fill it with your favorite foods to find out how much pizza or salad is ideal for a busy day; jump on the interactive dance floor to discover how many steps it takes to burn off that pizza or salad; take timed brain teaser challenges to see how you respond under pressure, or sink into a relax pod to learn which music helps you chill.

Your partner in MeLaβ is βeta, a digital character you build as you answer questions in each zone. The more questions you answer, the more you can customize your βeta, and the more you learn about yourself. You can pool your data with everyone else’s and see the results in real time on a giant screen, comparing the crowd’s choices with your own. On your way out, get motivated and inspire others by posting your number one health goal to MeLaβ’s exit wall, sharing what you plan to do tomorrow to build a better you.

Did You Know?

Fruit Power

Eating more than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day may prevent some types of cancer.

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MeLaβ - Level 1

Our Generous Donor

Frost Science would like to thank the donors, organizations, advisors and developers who have supported the realization of MeLab.

Major funding for MeLaβ was provided by: Baptist Health South Florida.

Baptist Health South Florida Content Advisors: Dr. William Arguelles, Jessie Berrin, Dr. John Braden, Rooney Brodie, Yvonne Brooks, Danay Busquet, Natalie Castro, Judith Delgado, Carla Duenas, Lisette Egues, Danny Elfenbein, Ana C. Fernandez, David Friedman, Cristie Garcia, Marie Garcia, Dr. Susan Golembeski, Christina Gomez-Pina, Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez, Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou, Henry Guzman, Peg Hariston, Christine High, Dr. Catalina Jacobs-Fernandez, Dr. Barry Katzen, Christine Kotler, Emilio Marrero, Christine Mendez, Stacy L. Morris, John Mouw, Maria O. Noguera, Mike Novo, Dr. Don Paris, Nelson Pena, Dr. Ronald Rosenthal, Maribeth Rouseff, Janette Sanchez, Joann Santiago-Charles, Dr. David Seiden, Dr. Amy Starosciak, Lucette Talamas, Marsha Tejeda, Dr. John E. Zvijac

Science Advisors: Dr. Sally Duensing, Independent Consultant; Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes, University of California; Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago; Dr. Angela Laird, Florida International University; Dr. Sara Lazar, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Michael McCullough, University of Miami; Dr. Milicca Mormann, University of Miami; Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter; Dr. Elena Nuciforo, University of Massachusetts; and Dr. Brian Wansink, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.

Development Team: Ms. Jennifer Santer, Frost Science; Ms. Daniella Orihuela, Frost Science; Dr. Angela Colbert, Frost Science; Ms. Lindsay Bartholomew, Frost Science; Ms. Alexandra Kuechenberg, Frost Science; Mr. James Herring, Frost Science.

Designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates / Media Development by Potion Design Studio / Fabricated by Three Dimensional Services, Inc. / Brain Sculpture by Felice Grodin