Reason4Reason: Myths of the Brain - Judith Horstman

San Francisco based skeptic group Reason4Reason presents
"Myths of the Brain" by Judith Horstman

Do we only have a limited number of non-renewable brain cells --and is it true that we only use 10 percent of them? Do we really need eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night? And is Alzheimer's inevitable? Is marijuana bad for your brain? What about alcohol, a known toxin?

Science writer Judith Horstman will talk about your amazing brain, dispelling myths and revealing fascinating facts from her four popular Scientific American books: A Day in the Life of Your Brain, Brave New Brain, The Book of Love, Sex and the Brain, and her most recent book The Healthy Aging Brain.


Judith Horstman is an award-winning journalist who has been a Washington correspondent, a university professor, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow and a Fulbright scholar. She is published in many media, is a popular public speaker and is the author of seven books including The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain (2012). Visit her website at

Note: The author will be selling/signing books at this event.

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  • herb

    Excellent. Judith was a presenter who cared about the audience and when she couldn't answer a quesstion she didn't bluff. She didn't get me to look forwards to getting less young but she certainly gave lots of info about how to prepare for and accept it!

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Jenny

    I'm in the City but commuting via MUNI is torturous at night. Burrrrrrrrrrr! Can I fetch a ride halfway with anyone attending from BART?

    January 7, 2013

  • Judy

    Is anyone traveling to this meetup from the San Jose area? It would be nice to carpool.

    December 30, 2012

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