Speaker Series: Myths of the Brain

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.

About the Speaker

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 www.judithhorstman.com

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

Talk starts at 8pm sharp... (come at 7:30 to get a seat, a drink, and mingle). For more information, see http://reason4reason.org

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