From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore the brain/behavior connection at a special Science Café March 14! From 5:30 to 7pm, meet local neuroscientists and interact with hands-on brains- and behavior-themed exhibits suitable for all ages. Short, accessible talks by neuroscientists in the SECU Daily Planet Theater will celebrate national Brain Awareness Week and will highlight discoveries of local neuroscientists. At 7pm, enjoy the Science Café with prominent neuroscientist Dr. Tracy Bale. Afterward, the exhibits will re-open for one final celebration of brains and behavior.
Dr. Bale will be speaking about the role of stress in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases. Discover how maternal and paternal stress potentially alter fetal brain development, resulting in consequences that may not manifest until years later. Interestingly, the vulnerability of the fetus seems to differ depending on if it is a girl or a boy.