Know Science Public talks at the Zuckerman Institute
Know Science is thrilled to partner up with the Zuckerman Institute of Neuroscience at Columbia University. We are excited to share our expertise with the public, and the Zuckerman Institute’s mission and commitment to public engagement provides us with the perfect platform for our speakers. Come discover cutting edge research in neuroscience at our upcoming talks!

Event Timing: March 14th, April 18th, May 16th 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Event Address: Education Laboratory, Jerome L. Green Center, 605 West 129th Street
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Free, engaging lectures about the world and our brains. Attend as many as you like!
** during BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK ** March 14, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
“The Science of Epilepsy: What Is It and How Can We Understand It?” by Stephanie Rogers
What is epilepsy and what is happening inside the brain when someone has a seizure? Come learn to recognize the signs of a seizure, how seizures arise in the brain, and cutting-edge therapies for patients with epilepsy.

April 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
“The Science of Vision: Is Perception really Reality?” by Dr. Tiago Siebert Altavini
Humans use vision to navigate the world and our brains are designed to process different types of visual information. However, there are flaws in this system, which can be affected by many factors, biasing what we see. Come hear about how our memories, expectations, and brain’s limitations influence visual perception.

May 16, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
“The Science of Brain Stem Cells” by Dr. Chiara Bertipaglia
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to divide forever, creating the specialized cells that make up organs like the skin, heart, and brain. Because of their unique properties, they are crucial to development of an organism. Come hear about the science of stem cells, especially those that make up the brain, and learn about neurological conditions caused by errors in brain stem cell division, as well as how stem cells can be used as therapies in disease.

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About Know Science
Know Science Inc. is a not-for-profit science outreach organization that provides the public with free lectures and outreach events.
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