August 17, 2020

Live Online! Tuesday, August 25 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Neuroscientist & Author David Eagleman on "Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain"

Secret Science Club gets into your head …

The magic of the brain is not found in its parts, but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric. At the next Secret Science Club, neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the brain’s marvelous neuroplasticity. Jumping off from his new book Livewired, Dr. Eagleman shares his research on synesthesia, dreaming, wearable devices, and revolutionary ways to think about the five human senses.

Join us live via Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 @ 8PM with David Eagleman, author of Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

"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...  
--Mix up our cocktail of the night, the Synapse Sling… (recipe below!)

--Prepare to groove to our ever-changing playlist

--Bring your questions for the live Q&A

--Snag a copy of David Eagleman's mind-blowing new book, LIVEWIRED here or wherever you buy books!

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and best-selling author. He teaches brain plasticity at Stanford University and is co-founder & CEO of Neosensory, a company that makes wearable devices that enable people to “listen” with their skin. He is the author of eight books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and SUM, a best-selling work of fiction that was turned into two operas. He and his research have been featured in the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Smithsonian, The Guardian, and on NPR and the BBC. He was the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman.

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What’s next at Secret Science Club online?
Stay tuned for “Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics” with physicist & author Leonard Mlodinow on September 9!

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Photo credit: Mark Clark

Cocktail Recipe for the “Synapse Sling” (created by Joe Cacciola)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Dark Rum, 3½ oz Hibiscus Tea Syrup**, ½ oz Club Soda, 3 Sliced Strawberries, 8 Blueberries
- In a wine glass, pour rum over ice
- Add hibiscus tea syrup and stir well
- Add a splash of club soda
- Garnish with sliced strawberries and blueberries
Makes one cocktail.

** Hibiscus Tea Syrup recipe:
Ingredients: ½ inch piece ginger (peeled and chopped), ¼ cup sugar, 3 cups water, ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers or 6 hibiscus tea bags
- Bring the water and ginger to a boil in a small pot.
- Add sugar, stir until dissolved.
- Remove from heat, add the hibiscus flowers or tea bags.
- Let the tea seep for 10 minutes.
- Then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
- Let cool (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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