On February 11, our next Science@Work lecturer, Sage Aronson, will be on campus working with students in Ms. Wright’s Neuroscience class. The students will be exploring some movement-based neuroscience topics during the day before enjoying his lecture, open to the full community, at 6:30 PM. During the lecture, Aronson will discuss the causes of depression, the functioning of the teenage brain, and positive steps to prevent the onset of depression at a young age.
Sage Aronson is a PhD candidate in the department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, where he studies the neurobiological underpinnings of how the brain processes valence (whether something is good or bad) and how the dysregulation of these systems can lead to depression. In addition to his role as a graduate student, in 2017, he started a company, Neurophotometrics, that manufactures an imaging device to record how signals propagate throughout the brain.
Many parts of the brain are involved in determining whether a particular experience or action is perceived to be good or bad. Our ability to appropriately assign these valence signals is fundamental to our everyday life. But what happens when this delicately balanced circuitry gets thrown out of balance?
In his talk, PhD candidate Sage Aronson will provide an overview of what we know about how the brain assigns and processes valence, how individual symptoms of depression can be caused by the up- or down-regulation of individual components of this circuitry, and positive steps we can take to help prevent the onset of depression at a young age. We look forward to an engaging day of neuroscience at Tabor!
The lecture is free and open to the public on February 11 at 6:30 PM in the Lyndon South Auditorium in the Stroud Academic Center at 242 Front Street, Marion, MA. Feel free to bring a friend.
With the persistence of environmental change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. With support from National Geographic and The Redford Center, filmmaker Alizé Carrère has been documenting innovative human adaptations in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Norway and the United States. From floating farms in Bangladesh to ice pyramids in the Himalayas, these stories reveal incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Alizé shares her experiences from the field looking at these unique examples of human adaptation, reminding us of the most important trait that has allowed for our continued survival on earth.
Join us for this free lecture in the Stroud Academic Center's Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.