May 31, 2020

Live Online! Secret Science Club & the Dana Foundation present the "Dana Foundation Brain Lecture" featuring Neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy

Join us live via Zoom on Thursday, June 18 @ 8PM with neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy

At the Secret Science Club's online edition, neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy will dive deep into the human brain to explore the links between memories, decision-making, and motivation.  

"Doors" to the Zoom Room will open at 7:30pm (Eastern Time USA).

Shhh... everyone on our mailing list will be emailed the Zoom link the night before.  (To join the Secret Science Club mailing list, send us an email.)

In the meantime...   
--Put this brain-bending event on your calendar 
--Get ready to mix your own cocktail (let's make it a Memory Palace!) and shimmy to mind-blowing tunes 
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Take a peek at the Dana Foundation's awesome digital magazine, Cerebrum, for news, podcasts, and analysis on emerging ideas in brain science  

Daphna Shohamy is a neuroscientist, professor of psychology at Columbia University, director of the Learning Lab at Columbia University, and a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. She uses behavioral research and neuroimaging studies to explore the neural processes by which memory, learning, and decision-making interact. She is the recipient of the McKnight Foundation Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society's Young Investigator Award, and the Association for Psychological Science Janet Spence Award. Her research has been featured in Psychology Today, Vulture, The Verge, Time, and Popular Science, and she served as a scientific advisor to the Oscar-winning animated film Inside Out.

This edition of Secret Science Club - featuring Daphna Shohamy - is sponsored by the Dana Foundation in celebration of Brain Awareness Week (postponed from March). The Dana Foundation is dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach. 

This is a FREE event.

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Memory Palace” (created by Joe Cacciola)
Ingredients: Handful of Blueberries (at least 6), 2 Mint Leaves (and more for garnish), 1½ oz of Gin, Splash of Club Soda, ¼ oz Quick Simple Syrup**, Juice of ½ Lime, Ice
-Combine in a rocks glass: a handful of blueberries, 2 mint leaves, ¼ oz simple syrup, and juice of ½ lime.
-Muddle to a slow count of 10 until blueberries are crushed and mint leaves are torn
-Fill the glass with ice
-Add gin and stir well
-Add splash of club soda to taste
-Garnish with a sprig of mint

**Quick simple syrup recipe:
Ingredients: ½ Cup Water, ½ Cup Sugar
-Put water and sugar in a shaker and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Let settle, then shake again to a slow count of 10.
This mixture will last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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