October 12th @ Eastworks: Babies, Bigots, and Birds

Happy fall, everyone! 

We hope you can join us for our first event of the season that we’re dubbing ‘Babies, Bigots, and Birds’. We’ll be exploring how understanding human can teach us about animal neurobiology based on UMass neuroscientist Luke Remage-Healey’s work. Then, we’re bringing back an audience favorite, Erik Cheries, who will talk present on his research on the origins of human prejudice. 

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Monday, October 12th, 7:00PM
Eastworks
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 160
Easthampton, MA
$5, 21+

*Just Like Us: Can understanding humans teach us anything about the neurobiology and physiology of other animals?*

To understand and treat human diseases biomedicine relies on animal research. What about the other way around? Can we start with our human experience and learn anything about how animals work? Why would anyone consider doing this?

Luke Remage-Healey is a neuroscientist at UMass Amherst and is an expert on the esoterica of animal neurobiology.

Luke’s Website


*From Babies to Bigots: What are the developmental origins of human prejudice?*

Hear about some of the discoveries scientists have made about the origins of intergroup prejudice. Do we begin life immune to the stereotypes and biases that we observe in adults, or is there a ‘dark side’ to child development? The results may surprise you.

Erik Cheries is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst. He is a Cognitive Scientist who studies infants to help reveal how our minds work.

Erik’s Website

 

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