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Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Club 21 | 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA



Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds.

Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy.

Nerd Nite East Bay
Every last Monday | 7 pm
Club 21, 2111 Franklin St, Oakland
$8 in advance; $10 at the door | 21+

Nerd Nite East Bay Feb 26: Thirsty Flies, Star Wars Law, Trauma Responses

Join Nerd Nite East Bay at Club 21 in Uptown on Monday, Feb 26th
Doors at 7, Talks at 8.

Why Don’t Flies Get Fat?
Why don’t flies get fat, how do they know when to stop drinking, and what can humans learn from the BMI and brains of Drosophila melanogaster? Learn how new transgenic techniques allow us to see the real time activity of neurons in a living brain and manipulate the neural response to hunger and thirst. Discover how specific neurons balance the need for calories vs. the need for water by controlling behavior, and how the control system used by fruit flies functionally overlaps with the same system in humans.

JDs and Jedi: Star Wars and the Law
Interpreting the law on our own planet is already complicated, but what happens when it expands to a Galaxy Far, Far Away? Is it okay that Han shot first? Does Rey really own Luke’s lightsaber? Was Jedha’s destruction a war crime? And are C-3PO and R2-D2 now a common law couple? Follow along as the Legal Geeks activate the fully operational battle station of the law to bring (legal) order to the Star Wars Galaxy.

Social and Biological Responses to Trauma
Much of the science of chronic trauma is based on animal studies, but the human emotional and physiological response to difficult conditions is much more complicated. Hear how brain development, epigenetics and the endocrine system can be altered by trauma, how psychological health and late onset physical problems can be tied to early changes in development, and how these biological changes should not be thought of as defects, but as the human body’s resilient way to adapt to a traumatic world. Also learn how a fuller understand of mental well-being as a product of both biology and social context will improve outcomes.


Links: Event details

Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

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Venue: Club 21
Address: 2111 Franklin St, Oakland, CA
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