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The Science of Fear
Oct 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Celebrate Halloween and Science with Know Science! Costumes encouraged!
Celebrate Halloween and Science with Know Science! Costumes encouraged!This FREE event requires registration. RSVP now.
Boo! It’s that spooky time of year again. Whether it’s ghosts, clowns, or something else that you fear, it’s a feeling we’ve all experienced before. But what is fear? Is it helpful or harmful? And from where does fear originate? In this talk, Dr. Perry will answer these questions and more as she discusses the science of fear and how it operates in our bodies.
Dr. Rosemarie Perry is a developmental psychobiologist at New York University and Vice President of Know Science. Rosemarie holds a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware in Neuroscience and a Ph.D. from New York University School of Medicine in Physiology and Neuroscience. As a Ph.D. student, she worked in the lab of Dr. Regina Sullivan, studying how exposure to pain and early-life stress (particularly from an abusive caregiver) impacts the developing brain and behavior throughout the lifespan. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the NYU Neuroscience and Education Lab (run by Dr. Clancy Blair and Dr. Cybele Raver), where her research explores how poverty affects child development.
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