Are you left brained or right brained, or is that even a thing? Will champagne improve your memory? Can you really beat depression with a walk in the woods? Discover what’s fact and what’s fake with neuroscientists Dr. Liisa Galea and Dr. Julie Robillard. Enjoy an evening of lively discussion as these leading researchers debunk the modern mythology of the human brain and teach you how to separate peer-reviewed fact from creative nonfiction. Let's Talk Science will be also be here to share some cool demos. 

The Universe of the Brain lecture series is a collaboration between The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, with support from Neuroethics Canada. Take part in an interactive evening on the universe of the mind, and come away with a better understanding of your brain through a dialogue with leading experts on neuroscience, plus state-of-the-art visuals, all under the dome of the planetarium star theatre. 

Come early for coffee, tea and cookies and chat with Grad Students from the Centre for Brain Health about their research before the show starts at 7:30.

About our speakers
Dr. Liisa Galea's laboratory is interested in how hormones affect brain and behaviour. In particular Dr. Galea focuses on the effects of stress and sex hormones on neuroplasticity in the brain; the effects of hormones on learning and memory; the effects of pregnancy and mothering on brain function and morphology. Animal models of postpartum depression and sex differences in behavioural and neural consequences of stress are also areas of research.

Dr. Julie Robillard leads a research program at the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and patient experience. Her current work focuses on the development of tools for the evaluation of the quality, ethics and impact of technology for brain health. She is also co-leading a research initiative investigating the integration of artificial intelligence in technology for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

Tickets: $20

Tickets will be available on Eventbrite until noon May 31, at the door or give us a call at 604-738-7827 to purchase over the phone.

Paid parking available.

Event Details

May 31, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm