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Darwin Day Celebration: Luncheon and Scientific Lecture

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

| lecture is free, luncheon $20

Lecture: How We Learn-Memory & the Brain:

Our annual Darwin Day celebration will include a luncheon and a scientific lecture.

Dr. Charles Vella will give a brief review about what we currently know about the neuroscience of human memory. He will review the evolution and basic neurobiology of memory (anatomy, processes, types). It will cover the role of neuroplasticity, forgetting, and sleep in memory functioning. It will also include a variety of tips for better memory retention.

Dr. Vella is a clinical neuropsychologist who worked at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Psychiatry Dept., Neuropsychology Service, from 1978 to 2009. Currently retired, he continues as a volunteer consultant at the Neuropsychology Service of Kaiser Psychiatry Dept. in San Francisco. He teaches a weekly postdoctoral course on neuropsychology in the Neuropsychology Service. He has lectured on Brain Fitness, Depression, Visual Illusions, Brain Evolution, and Human Evolution, for the Kaiser Senior Health Education Program, the Alzheimer’s Association, City College, Sequoias, Rhoda Goldman, etc. You can learn more about Dr. Vella at his Website: www.charlesjvellaphd.com

The lecture is free and does not require purchase of the luncheon ($20). We’ll be in the Thomas Starr King room. Everyone is welcome.

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
lecture is free, luncheon $20
Website:
http://www.meetup.com/UU-humanists

Venue

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St (at Geary), San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
Phone:
4158100588
Website:
www.sfhumanists.org

Organizer

Jim Barnett
Phone:
415-810-0588
Website:
www.meetup.com/UU-Humanists