February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Neuroscientist Carl Schoonover on “How to Look Inside the Brain” @ the Bell House, FREE!

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 Columbia University, 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 TimesLe 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.

This neuroscience-meets-Mardi Gras edition of the Secret Science Club convenes Tuesday, February 17, 8 pm @ the Bell House149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th StDoors 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)