"Measuring the Social Brain and Echos in Social Behavior: Questions about Best Applications to Autism Research." Robert Schultz, director of the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will describe findings on diminished social motivation and social perceptual skills in autism spectrum disorder. At noon, in the Marcus Autism Conference Room. RSVP required.
Wednesday, June 19
"The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum." Temple Grandin makes a special appearance for the Georgia Center for the Book. Grandin is one of the world's best-known adults with autism, with a PhD in animal science and six best-selling books to her credit. At 7 pm at the First Baptist Church, Decatur.
Thursday, June 20
"Unifying Science and Art." Emory biologist Nicole Gerardo will talk about how involving visual arts and other forms of creativity can play an important role in the scientific process. A Science Cafe event, at 7 pm in Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Saturday, June 22
"The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine." Emory neuroscientist Michael Kuhar talks about his book "The Addicted Brain," on why our brains are vulnerable to substance abuse and what we can do about it. The focus of the talk will be guided by audience questions and areas of interest. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.
Saturday, June 29
"Morning Tour of Atlanta BeltLine's New Historic Fourth Ward Park." Landscape architect Kevin Burke gives a tour of the 17-acre open space, that includes storm water and solar photovaltaic installations. He'll talk about urban design, storm water mitigation, economic development, ecology and construction. An Atlanta Science Tavern event, starting at 10 am. Reservations required.
Saturday, July 22
"Science Trivia Challenge Into Darkness." Join Atlanta Science Tavern's popular annual contest. It puts the science into the usual bar team trivia. At 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern.
Thursday, July 25
"Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps." A Science on Tap talk by Chet Van Duzer of the Library of Congress. He will discuss his newly published reference book on the accounts of creatures that preyed on ships and sailors and how they inspired cartographers and mapmakers. At 6:30 pm in Georgia Aquarium's Oceans Ballroom.
"Extreme Mammals." An exhibit celebrating "the weirdest and wildest mammals of all time," at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, through August 18.
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"Medical Treasures of Emory." An exhibition of historical medical textbooks and artifacts, reminders of the days when doctors had a rudimentary understanding of human anatomy, performed surgery without antiseptic and used primitive forms of anesthesia for operations and dental work. At Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, through October.
"The Sky Tonight." The Fernbank Science Center planetarium offers regular guided tours through the constellations, planets and events of the skies, most Saturday mornings and Thursday and Friday evenings, weather permitting.
For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:
Center for Chemical Evolution
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds
Emory All-events Calendar
Emory Mobile Calendar