Trip the light fantastic through the human brain with neuroscientist Carl Schoonover
Spectacular data. Exquisite images. Our understanding of the brain depends on the tools invented to look at it. Neuroscientist Carl Schoonover presents a whirlwind survey from the seminal innovations that launched the field of neuroscience to the latest technologies powering research today.
With medieval sketches and intricate drawings by groundbreaking scientists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Santiago Ramón y Cajal, to the architectures revealed by microscopes, electrophysiological instruments, and MRI machines, Dr. Schoonover illuminates the brain’s gorgeous complexities and some of neuroscience’s most brilliant achievements.
Before & After
--Light up your brain with our cocktail of the night, the Golgi Method
--Sway to serotonin-enhanced grooves
--Stick around for the synapse-stimulating Q&A!
Carl Schoonover is a postdoctoral fellow in the Axel laboratory at
, where he studies the neural circuitry of odor-driven
behaviors. He is the author of Portraits of the Mind, has written
for the New York Times, Le Figaro, and Scientific
American, and he cofounded NeuWrite, a collaborative working group for
scientists, writers, and those in between. His radio program on WKCR
89.9FM, focuses on opera, postwar classical music, and their relationship to
the brain. Columbia University
This neuroscience-meets-Mardi Gras edition of the Secret Science Club convenes Tuesday, February 17, 8 pm @ the Bell House,
149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!
Photos: Elaine Zhang (Schoonover); M. Hendricks & S. Jesuthasan (Neuron Scaffolding)