Nerd Nite at Eastworks on 5/4

Hello fellow Nerd Niters! You may remember during snowmageddon when we had to cancel our amazing February lineup… Well, they’re baa–aack! Hope you can join us at Eastworks for the next event on May 4th. Please invite friends via the mode of your choice (FB event page is below). See you there!

Nerd Nite 17
Monday, May 4th, 7PM
Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton
$5, 21+

Welcome to Your Brain: Reality is a Biologically Constrained Illusion
Do you think that reality is shared among humans? What is perception and how does it work? In this talk we will briefly examine the neuroanatomy behind the senses, how we can use illusions to trick the system into revealing itself, and, in the process, learn about how our brains construct a shared reality (in theory, at least).

Kristina Curro is a  Ph.D. candidate at UMass Amherst, speech-language pathologist, and lifelong cognition junkie whose mind was blown in 7th grade when her biopsychology teacher showed her a Necker Cube.


Profound Games: Empathy, Community, and Teamwork at the Table
Games are fun—they let us unwind, escape, and even feel powerful—but can they be more? Come hear about just a few of the games that are redefining the medium, helping us connect with others, foster new perspectives, and become better people.

Joshua Yearsley is a freelance editor specializing in tabletop games, as well as a member of Owl and Raven, a non-profit game development cooperative in Northampton.

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