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Galileo's Science Café: Interfacing Brains to Electronics by Dr. Nathalia Peixoto

  • January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Dr. Nathalia Peixoto presents “Interfacing Brains to Electronics.” Hear about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine that affect our everyday lives and the decisions that we make! Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion. Learn from the experts and speak with them personally. 

“Interfacing Brains to Electronics” by Dr. Nathalia Peixoto

New breakthroughs in computer-brain interfaces can revolutionize the way that disabled individuals can go about their everyday lives. Our ability to see, hear, move, and think is controlled by neurons in our body that communicate by transmitting electrical signals.  Scientists are using the electrical properties of nerves, in conjunction with the power of modern computers, to develop computer-brain interface technologies. While this may sound like science fiction, our neural engineering laboratory is electrically stimulating and recording activity from neurons, developing retinal implants for blind people, and leveraging augmented reality to help people with disabilities.

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Lecture: Murder on the Nile  

Instructor: Professor Lorraine Goldberg      

  • January 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

Prepare for an exciting introduction to Dame Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile with this interactive presentation. Professor Goldberg will lead audience members through an adventuresome literary analysis of the text and provide historical context for its inclusion among the most popular works of contemporary British Gothic fiction.

Professor Lorraine Goldberg teaches English literature, composition, and creative writing at Northern Virginia Community College-Manassas, where she specializes in Victorian and Gothic Literature. She completed her master’s degree in English at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, and is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program at George Mason University. In addition to her teaching and research, she has presented her work for George Washington University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Performance: Aquila Theatre performs Murder on the Nile
Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Jan. 21
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets $44, $37, $26. 

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