The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is sponsoring a new free series of scientific talks, called the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Series, that will feature experts from around the country throughout the academic year. Each lecturer will give two talks, one for the general public and one more technically geared. The series will kick off Sep. 8 with Ron Davis’s lecture, “You Must Remember This: The Principles of Memory Formation,” on how the brain forms and stores memories. Other lectures include “The Development of the Criminal Mind,” “Seeing What the Nose Tells the Brain: Imaging the Sense of Smell,” “What is Addiction?” and more. Here’s the full news release from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute:
The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series of scientific talks in Roanoke. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Series will feature top experts from across the country throughout the academic year.
In the season kickoff event on September 8, Ron Davis, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading experts on the biological basis of learning and memory, will discuss how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves memories. On September 29, Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will explore how the brain becomes addicted. And on October 6, Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D., a neurobiologist at the University of Utah’s Brain Institute, will follow with a presentation on understanding our relationship with the world through our sense of smell.
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