Saturday, February 26, 2011
Coffee, beer and scientific brains
Weizmann Institute of Science offers lecturers at cafes.
A year after the Hebrew University sent a scientist to give free lectures on Albert Einstein to railway passengers to bring science to the public, the Weizmann Institute of Science is going to do the same on brain science, but in cafes and a restaurant in Rehovot and Ness Ziona To mark International Brain Week, scientists and research students from the institute’s neurobiology department will lecture as their audiences enjoy coffee or a beer.
Ido Davidescu will speak on Sunday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Ma restaurant in Rehovot on “What Happens in the Brain When We Watch Films” (call 057- 944-2863 for a reservation). On the same day at the same hour, Uri Nili will speak on “The Emotional Brain” at Cafe Cafe near the Cultural Center of Ness Ziona (order tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ya’ara Yeshurun will speak on “Odor, Memory and What’s Between” on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at Cafe Shikma in Rehovot (call (08) 946-7486 for tickets).
On Tuesday, March 15, there will be two lectures in Rehovot. Uri Livneh will speak at the Etz Tut Cafe on “Sometimes We Remember that Things Happen Around Us, and Sometimes Not.” (Call (08) 947-3850).
Avi Mendelson will speak at 7.30 p.m. at Cafe Smadar at the Davidson Institute for Scientific Education on “The Remembering Mind: Between Reality and Fiction (call (08) 937-8420).