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Big-Brained-Healthy­­ Brains: Genes, Environment, and Plasticity lecture


The brain is an astonishing organ. It enables us to speak, solve problems, create new ideas, and consider abstract thoughts. Scientists have identified critical periods for brain development when we are young. A recent surprise, though, is the finding that the brain has remarkable plasticity, even in our golden years. Join us for a journey into the brain to discover how our parents and life experiences influence its growth, and how we can nurture its healthful development. Explore what is possible when we apply our boundless ingenuity to bolster ourselves, restore our reserves, and improve our future.

The lecture starts at 7:00PM. To make sure we get to sit together or relevantly close together, lets meet at 6:00PM. We will be meeting at the entrance of Red Wing (inside the museum). It is close to the front entrance where you get tickets. There are benches right outside the gift shop, we will be there. Then we will head over to Cahners Theater at 6:30PM.

Other information:
Transportation- The Green line goes to Science Park Station is the closest stop.

Their garage is attached to the Science Museum Cost is $8.50 for arrivals after 5:00 pm- flat rate, unless you are a member in which case parking is free.

Recommended for grade 12 and adults

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston,[masked]-2500.

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  • Jennifer

    I was a little late too and didn't see the group either. I'm really sorry to miss you, it was a great lecture though, thanks for organizing it!

    February 27, 2014

  • Daniel

    I'm sorry, but I did not see any anyone with any kind of Meetup sign in the "lobby" (where the tickets are pick-up), and I was there at 6.15p.

    February 26, 2014

    • Sharon W.

      I don't have a printer to print out a sign. I hope you enjoyed the lecture though.

      February 27, 2014

  • Sharon W.

    I'm wearing a rainbow and grey stripped hat. And black long coat.

    February 26, 2014

  • Lee

    I apologize for the last-minute cancellation. I was very much looking forward to this event (especially since it would have been my first Meetup!), but I've been foiled by an ill-timed migraine. : /

    February 26, 2014

  • Tom

    Very relevant, timing could not be better

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Sharon W.

    I have an extra two extra tickets.

    February 25, 2014

  • Sharon W.

    ( Very important) The tickets become available today! You have to get one in order to go, thank you.

    February 12, 2014

    • Sharon W.

      "Any seating passes not claimed 15 minutes before the program will be released to walk-in visitors. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please release your ticket through eventbrite or contact [masked]." - Museum of Science

      February 12, 2014

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