Free science lecture with a cash bar. It is a fun educational happy hour.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Lecture starts at 7:00 pm. Q and A around 7:40 pm. Event ends around 8 pm
Location: Cullman Hall of the Universe - Enter on 77th Street, museum staff will direct you to Cullman Hall
I will be in the front (3rd row) on the right side. Come over and say “Hi”.
Come early to get a seat.
SciCafe - Understanding Autism
One of the most important unanswered questions in autism research today is the identity of the neural circuits responsible for autistic behavior. Join Samuel Wang, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton, as he explains brain dysfunction that is developmentally “upstream” of the many problems found in autistic brains. Wang speaks about research being done to address the question of whether disruption of cerebellar function during key periods of brain development lead to autistic-like behaviors.
Read Dr. Wang's recent article, "How to Think about the Risk of Autism," in the New York Times.