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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Monday, May 5: Visit the lemurs of Madagascar with Patricia Wright
Fresh from the Hollywood and Manhattan premiers of the IMAX movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” in which she co-stars with scores of adorable lemurs, Patricia Wright will grace Science on Tap to share her experience with host Steven Reiner. She will tell how she first fell in love with lemurs – which have had the island of Madagascar pretty much to themselves since the age of the dinosaurs – and how their survival is now threatened. She’ll also describe her acclaimed work conserving their habitat from human encroachment – as well as the unexpected way one of the tiniest lemurs may provide us with insights into Alzheimer’s disease.
The event will be held at The Stony Brook Yacht Club. Doors open at 7:00 pm and taping begins at 8:00. In the spirit of Science on Tap, the Stony Brook Yacht Club bar will be open for business.
Science on Tap asks “What do you Remember?” with Dr. Nancy Franklin
Dr. Franklin is fascinated by the slipperiness of our memories. Her primary areas of research concern memory decisions, memory errors, and the influence of emotions like anger, suspense and threat on how we perceive things. She and her graduate students are pursuing some of these topics in the context of eyewitness memory and identification. Dr. Franklin has been invited to consult as an expert in over 300 cases in criminal, family, supreme and superior courts in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland. In several of these cases she has testified regarding eyewitness identification, perception, memory and cognition.
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