Cravings for rewards such as drugs or junk foods can quickly become maladaptive and compulsive, key characteristics of addiction. But what exactly is happening in the brain in the addicted state, and can we control it?
Sarah Mojarad will discuss modern communication tools, scientific misinformation on social media, and why more scientists need to engage the public online.
Novella will discuss how old blood can be made young again focusing on approaches for blood stem cells rejuvenation.
Art and science are natural companions. Both are a means of investigation and discovery. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that we test in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio. Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology— and learn to transform information into something else.
You may have heard about the new gene-editing tool called CRISPR, but what exactly is gene editing, what is CRISPR, and how do we avoid starting a zombie apocalypse with it?
Join us on Jan 17th for an interactive lecture with a panel of LA’s brilliant Artists and Scientists who will discuss and answer questions about recent topics, discoveries, and innovations in science.
Kelsey Scharnhorst's talk will define intelligence, provide a background in computing architectures, and cover current industrial AI projects and their technological basis. You can decide for yourself whether they will lead to Skynet.
Dr. Chris Davidson will provide an evolutionary perspective of one of the most critical public health issues in modern society: obesity.
Dr. Nicole Wheatley will discuss Darwin's theory of Sexual Selection.
Dr. Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto will discuss her research on sexual dimorphism and stress response. Spoiler alert: you'll learn how she switches the sex of fruit flies.
Dr. Kate White will discuss the molecular mechanism for psychedelic compounds, and why humans are interested in using hallucinogens for therapeutics, spiritual awakening, and recreation.
Laura Cechanowicz will discuss worldbuilding, neuroscience, and identity, and the ways we construct our realities by building worlds.
Dr. Veronica X. Yan will discuss the tools needed to be an effective, self-regulated learner.
Dr. Alexandra Ycaza Herrera will discuss her research on how hormones affect women's stress response.
Dr. Assal Habibi will discuss her research on the effects of group-based music training on children’s brain, emotional, cognitive, and social development.
Sandra Arely will give a talk on her experience with digital double exposure photography.
Join us for an interactive lecture with a panel of 5 of LA's brilliant scientists.
Richelle Gribble will share her artistic process and her work, which explores the question: how does connectivity, for better or for worse, influence our lives and our future?
Dr. Julien Emile-Geay will present research from paleoclimatology, physics, archeology, history and economics to guide an important discussion on climate change.
Dr. Amy Helene Fluitt will discuss the importance of art in science communication.
Dr. Eli Tsukayama will present his research on self-control. Aren't you tempted?
Dr. Kevin Peter Hickerson will give an overview of the neutron (and may even regale us with a little stand-up comedy).
Dave Farina will discuss the emerging anti-science movement.
Dr. Prithvi Chellamuthu will discuss ways in which modern chemistry has improved our quality of life at the cost of environmental toxicities.
Heather VanCura will discuss the history of Java and the future of women in tech.
Dr. Jean Alupay will discuss her research on muscular hydrostats found in octopuses.
Dr. Yi-Pei Chen will tell us all about our parasites.
Dr. Timotei Centea is a materials engineer at USC, and will give a discussion on composite materials.