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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

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The Neuroscience of Real Life Monsters: Psychopaths, CEOs, and Politicians

NOTE: This event is now free — no tickets required! EVENT DESCRIPTION: Just in time for the election! Why do some people live lawful lives, while others gravitate toward repeated criminal behavior? Do people choose to be moral or immoral, or is morality simply a genetically inherited function of the brain? Research suggests that psychopathy as a biological condition explained by defective neural circuits that mediate empathy, but what does that mean when neuroscience is used as evidence in criminal court? How can understanding neuroscience give us an insight into the actions and behaviors of our political leaders? Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Octavio Choi https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/ochoi will explore how emerging neuroscience challenges long-held assumptions underlying the basis—and punishment—of criminal behavior. ********** Written questions during the event are welcome! TWO WAYS TO WATCH LIVE: - Watch the high quality version on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Soak6LlS56iuXA_uJ6Gqw - If the Zoom webinar is full or if you prefer, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScienceOnTapORWA/ at 7pm on Thursday for the Facebook live show (refresh until you see the video post) COST: Free, with a $5 suggested donation Make a one-time donation to Make You Think, Inc: https://makeyouthink.org/support/ OR If you are able, please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MakeYouThink WATCH LATER: The event will be recorded and available to watch online later on our Facebook videos page https://www.facebook.com/pg/ScienceOnTapORWA/videos/ and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ScienceonTapORWA/

A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

Only one hundred years ago, in even the world’s wealthiest nations, children died in great numbers―of diarrhea, diphtheria, and measles, of scarlet fever and tuberculosis. Not even the powerful and the wealthy could escape, and for children of the poor, immigrants, enslaved people and their descendants, the chances of dying were far worse. The steady beating back of infant and child mortality is one of our greatest human achievements. At this Science on Tap, Perri Klass, MD, will talk about her new book "A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future" https://www.perriklass.com/a-good-time-to-be-born and the fight against child mortality that transformed the way we live. She will be joined by David Oshinsky, PhD, https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/david-m-oshinsky author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Polio: An American Story" https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/david-m-oshinsky and Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She will discuss the science and history of some of these medical breakthroughs that have saved countless children’s lives, and will pay tribute to scientists, public health advocates, and groundbreaking women doctors who brought new scientific ideas about sanitation and vaccination to families. Join us to learn about how these scientists, healers, reformers, and parents who rewrote the human experience so that―for the first time in human memory―early death is now the exception rather than the rule. ********** Written questions during the event are welcome! TWO WAYS TO WATCH LIVE: - Watch the high quality version on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YyuJb12kTQ6RW9PaFGd16A - If the Zoom webinar is full or if you prefer, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ScienceOnTapORWA/ at 7pm on Thursday for the Facebook live show (refresh until you see the video post) COST: Free, with a $5 suggested donation Make a one-time donation to Make You Think, Inc: https://makeyouthink.org/support/ OR If you are able, please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MakeYouThink WATCH LATER: The event will be recorded and available to watch online later on our Facebook videos page https://www.facebook.com/pg/ScienceOnTapORWA/videos/ and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ScienceonTapORWA/

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