Science on Tap

A scientist walks into a bar, sits down with a former producer of 60 Minutes, orders a beer and talks to a live audience. No punch line here! This is Science on Tap, a live, award-winning show and web series produced by Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.
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Our next Science on Tap will take place on October 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University. We will be discussing Autism with Dr. Matt Lerner. Click here for more information.
We have filled up for the next Science on Tap and are not taking any more reservations. For those who cannot attend, the episode will be posted online after the event.

Latest Episode:

Science on Tap visits “Autism: What Works — and Why?”
What intervention best helps a person on the autism spectrum? Recent reports of children moving clear off the spectrum encourage hopes that the right therapy can make a huge difference in outcome.
Dr. Matt Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment lab is developing innovative tests of a person’s social abilities — for instance how efficiently they process a facial expression or tone of voice. The lab then uses insights from those tests to design better, more targeted treatments, building a direct bridge between science and practice.

You can see all the previous episodes here.

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