Louisiana State University

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Women in Neuroscience”

Women in Neuroscience:

A Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Wednesday March 20 @ 4pm

Digital Media Center Theater 

Join LSU MIND (Multidisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Discovery) for this special Women’s History Month event. We will be showing a one-hour film followed by a panel discussion with Louisiana neuroscientists.

“My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life & Science of Dr. Marian Diamond” is an award-winning documentary about one of the founders of modern neuroscience. Dr. Diamond’s team was the first to show that the brain can change with experience and improve with enrichment, now understood as the well-established principle of neuroplasticity. Dr. Diamond also famously studied the brain of Albert Einstein; her findings generated new interest in the contributions of glial cells. This film captures the “pure joy”, as Dr. Diamond described her 60+ year research career, of the quest to understand the human brain.

Panel discussants include local neurologist Anne L. Foundas, LSU Biological Sciences faculty Evanna Gleason, LSU Psychology faculty Heather D. Lucas, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty Emily Qualls-Creekmore. The discussion will be moderated by LSU Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty E. Susan Duncan.

 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-neuroscience-a-film-screening-panel-discussion-tickets-58396069215

Stay tuned for future MIND events at https://sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/lsumind/speaker-series/

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

Louisiana Digital Media Center, Theater