The Brain Café At Everett

neurons On Thursday, May 26, Everett Dance Theatre will hold another in its monthly series of Brain Cafés at the Carriage House. This event brings audiences into the creative development process of Everett Dance Theatre’s new piece, Brain Storm, which will explore the latest developments in neuroscience and how they will affect us all. A different topic is featured each month.

Brain Café presenters to date have included Brown University neuroscientist John Stein on the basics of neuroscience; tap dancer Brian Jones on how the brain deals with rhythm and syncopation; Nancy Worthen, whose daughter Margaret suffers from locked-in syndrome; and Beata Jarosiewicz, Ph.D. part of a research team at Brown that is working on BrainGate, a technology that allows people with injuries to move a computer cursor just by thinking about it. April’s café featured visual perception, with Michael Paradiso, Ph.D., Director of Brown’s Center for Vision Research and presentations of multimedia projects by RISD and Brown students from the class Brain Storm Production Lab.

This month, the company considers Attention Deficit Disorder and its effects on two young people from the community, with Dr. Jeffrey Wishik, neurologist and neurophysiologist who runs the ADHD Center of New England.

7:30pm, Thursday, May 26, the Brain Café, Everett Dance Theatre, 9 Duncan Avenue

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