(Content warning: Today's speaker's talk will include discussion of scientific experiments performed on animal subjects and videos of animal behavior in a laboratory setting. Note: All effects from experiments were designed to be reversible.)
For many of us, dexterous behaviors such as grasping a cup of coffee or catching a ball are central to our daily experience. Dr. Eiman Azim, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and the William Scandling Developmental Chair in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, explores how the brain controls movement of the body, movements that are often central to our daily experience but are particularly susceptible to injury and disease of the nervous system. In their search to clarify how the brain achieves such astounding coordination, Dr. Azim's lab utilizes cutting-edge tools, techniques, and tests to discover the underpinnings of these kinds of skilled movements, hoping to pave the way for improved diagnosis and treatment when neural circuits are disrupted.
And please join us for our very first Soup Off after the assembly, where you can have several homemade soups for free, or become a soup judge for $10 and try them all! Please RSVP separately for that here.
Here's the program for today's assembly.
Here's the Zoom Link for anyone who wants to attend online:
Meeting ID: 885 6442 4355
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Sunday Assembly San Diego is an inclusive non-religious community that meets monthly to hear inspirational talks, connect for service projects, sing songs and generally celebrate life. Assemblies are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.
We are located at the Bankers Hill Club, which features an accessible facility, including accessible parking spots and bathrooms.
We can't wait to see you all!
COVID-19 safety measures/info:
Event will be indoors
3030 Front St
San Diego, CA 92103
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