Planetarium

Brains, Neurons and Posionous Animals

SCIENCE LECTURE:

Electric brain

Brains, Neurons and Poisonous Animals
November 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

Dr. Douglas Currie, USM Neurobiologist

Why is it a bad idea to get bitten by a rattlesnake, stung by a scorpion or to eat lead paint chips? In this talk, designed to be accessible to a broad audience, Dr. Currie will use images animations and demonstrations (but no animals) to illustrate how nerve cells work and how investigating the action of toxins can help scientists get a better grasp on normal nervous system function and on what happens when neurons are exposed to toxins.

Admission by donation.

Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu to reserve your space or to obtain more information.

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