|Sent on:||Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:12 PM|
There are 3 exciting new events to announce this week, including 2 Science Tavern productions. Check them out. Remember, you can follow us @sciencetavern on Twitter and on our Facebook page and that you can catch up with podcasts of select past meetups on iTunes.
See you at the Tavern,
Thu, Nov 29, 7:30p
Finding the Jaguar Within: Psychedelics, the Brain, and the Shaman’s Journey
Katherine MacLean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Charles Raison of the University of Arizona will discuss what happens in the brain during the shamanic trances brought about in part by the ingestion of entheogenic substances. This lecture is a companion to the ongoing ‘For I am the Black Jaguar’ exhibit at Emory’s Carlos Museum. (Thanks for the lead, Jane Kelly!)
Wed, Dec 12, 7:00p
Volcano Chasing through the Years and the Science behind It *
Our Science Rathskeller series at Java Vino picks up again as Georgia Tech geophysics graduate student, Sarah Polster, introduces us to the field of volcanology and discusses possible directions for her future work. This will be the first in an occasional series during which Sarah shares the progress of her research with us.
Sat, Dec 22, 7:00p
How the Neuroscience of Love May Lead to New Therapies for Autism *
Larry Young will speak about his research on the science of social bonding in monogamous prairie voles and discuss the remarkable parallels discovered in human social relationships. He will also discuss how his discoveries on the chemistry of bonding may lead to new therapies to improve social functioning in autism. Copies of Larry's new book, The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, will be available for purchase.
When Galaxies Collide, What Happens to their Supermassive Black Holes?
Georgia Tech astrophysicist, Tamara Bogdanovic, will discuss the "knowns" and "unknowns" in the evolution of supermassive black hole pairs that form in collisions of their host galaxies and end their cosmic journey when they merge due to the emission of gravitational waves. This talk concludes the current "Inquiring Minds @ Tech" Public Lecture Series.
* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.