• February 26, 2019

Brain Awareness Night

Brain Awareness Night
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Raleigh, NC | | Registrations have closed

Event Overview

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Brain Awareness Night

From flies to humans and every animal in between, brains make behavior happen. Come explore the brain/behavior connection at a special Science Café March 14th!  From 6-7 pm, meet local neuroscientists and interact with hands-on brains- and behavior-themed exhibits suitable for all ages. Short, accessible talks by neuroscientists in the SECU Daily Planet Theater will celebrate national Brain Awareness Week and will highlight discoveries of local neuroscientists. At 7pm, enjoy the Science Café with prominent neuroscientist Dr. Tracy Bale. Afterward, the exhibits will re-open for one final celebration of brains and behavior.

Science Café:

How Your Parents’ Stress Became Your Brain’s Problem

Join us to learn about the role of stress in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases. Discover how maternal and paternal stress potentially alter fetal brain development, resulting in consequences that may not manifest until years later. Interestingly, the vulnerability of the fetus seems to differ depending on if it is a girl or a boy.

About our Speaker:  Dr. Tracy Bale is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development (CERCH). A nationally-recognized neuroscientist, Dr. Bale is respected for her research on stress as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders and neuropsychiatric disease.  She has been the recipient of several awards, including awards from the Society for Neuroscience, the Endocrine Society, the Society for Women’s Health Research for outstanding research that has led to the improvement of women’s health, and most recently, from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

About North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Welcome to an extraordinary resource! North Carolina’s most visited museum with one of the State’s most iconic landmarks—the SECU Daily Planet. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences.

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When & Where

  • From:Mar 14, 2019,5:30 PM
  • To:Mar 14, 2019,08:00 PM
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

    121 West Jones Street, 27603, Raleigh, NC.

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