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Think Fast! Sackler Brain Bench – Neuroscience of Sports: Your Brain in Action


What happens in the brain of a baseball player as a 100-mph pitch hurtles toward him? How does a surfer on her board analyze the nuances of an evolving wave? In the upcoming five-week course for adults, Sackler Brain Bench – Neuroscience of Sports: Your Brain in Action, which starts Monday, September 16, experts including Columbia University Medical Center neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Sameer Sheth will explain more about the neuroscience of athletics. 

Tags: Brain, Q&A

Marco Livio

Brilliant Blunders: A Q&A with Mario Livio


Even geniuses make mistakes. That’s the reassuring message of the engrossing new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, by theoretical astrophysicist and noted writer Mario Livio. Livio will give a Frontiers Lecture on Monday, June 10, at the Museum on the topic of brilliant blunders by such towering scientific figures as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, and more.

Tags: Evolution, Astrophysics, Q&A

Three Hakkaisan bottles (sake)

Sake Secrets: A Q&A with Timothy Sullivan


This Thursday, May 16, in an American Museum of Natural History Adventure in the Global Kitchen program, Timothy Sullivan, of, will share behind-the-scenes details about how sake, sometimes called the “drink of the gods,” is brewed each winter in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan.

Tags: Q&A


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