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April 2017

The Science of Vision

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Office, 188 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, New York
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  A talk by Dr. Tiago Altavini, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The Rockefeller University RSVP here  Is Perception Really Reality? The processing of visual information in the brain is not a passive phenomenon where the brain simply takes an input (light reaching your eyes) and gives an output (visual perception). Scientists have come to realize that to understand visual perception is not just a matter of understanding how colors and shapes are represented in the brain. Although that is essential to understand how vision happens we also know that…

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Science Communication Workshop by Dr Simona Giunta

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Rockefeller University, Carson Auditorium, 1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States

Science Communication & Public Engagement Workshop (PDF) At Know Science, we believe science communication is part of our social responsibility as scientists. However, communicating science to a lay audience is often a daunting and difficult task, which requires training and practice. Through its interactive workshops, Know Science teaches scientists the appropriate skills to engage with the public in an effective and productive way. Untrained scientists that are unable to make scientific information accessible and give vague statements prone to misinterpretation…

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May 2017

The Science of Antibiotics

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post Office, 188 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, New York
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   A talk by Dr. Sandra Breum Andersen, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Langone Medical Center at NYU RSVP here   The development of antibiotics has revolutionized our society - we’re now much less likely to die from infections following a small cut in the hand or even open heart surgery.  There are, however, serious consequences of our the extensive use of antibiotics. I will talk about how microorganisms produce antibiotics to compete with each other, and how we have exploited…

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October 2017

Science of Vision by Dr Tiago Siebert Altavini , Ph.D.

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biotech with Borders, 33 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY,
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Is perception really reality? The processing of visual information in the brain is not a passive phenomenon where the brain simply takes an input (light reaching your eyes) and gives an output (visual perception). Scientists have come to realize that to understand visual perception is not just a matter of understanding how colors and shapes are represented in the brain. Although that is essential to understand how vision happens, we also know that visual information processing is actually shaped by…

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November 2017

Science of Antibiotics by Dr Sandra Breum Andersen, Ph.D.

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biotech with Borders, 33 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY,
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http://knowscience.org/the-science-of-antibiotics/

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