Interested in science, but hate the stuffy atmosphere of a college lecture hall? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!
Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together in a really cool setting to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... it's not a lecture! After a brief introduction by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to informal discussion, eating, and drinking.
Dr. Timothy Verstynen
Psychology & Neuroscience
Carnegie Mellon University
The realities of modern neuroscience once only existed in the imaginations of science fiction authors. Brain signals can control robotic arms or make music, viruses are being used to reprogram neurons to fire when exposed to light, and giant magnets are capable of visualizing our thoughts in action.
Join Dr. Timothy Verstynen, assistant professor in Psychology & Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University, as he turns the tables and shows how real science can be used to explain science fiction. Using forensic neuroscience, Dr. Verstynen will demonstrate how the behavior of horror movie zombies – the way they move, their inability to talk, or experience pain – can be understood as a surreal convergence of neurological impairments.
Explore how popular culture can be leveraged as a useful teaching tool for science education in a fun, relaxed setting! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm. Please be on time, the Science Center doors close at 7:45 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Cash bar: Open until 8:30 pm
NOTE: RSVP by Thursday, May 30, even if you are not ordering food. If you already reserved your spot, you do not need to do so again.
Pulled Pork Sandwich with a side of coleslaw
Corn Chowder in a bread bowl with a soft drink
Chili served in a bread bowl with a soft drink
Roasted Vegetable on Foccacia