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The Science of Love: A Neuroscience Mouse Model of Courtship and Behavior
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112 + Google Map
Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.
Featured Speaker: Timothy Holy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosciences and Computational and Systems Biology Programs, Division of Biology and Biological Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; recipient, Academy of Science – St. Louis 2009 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award
He loves me, he loves me not. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder, at least for male mice. It’s a post-Valentine’s Day talk with Washington University neuroscientist, Timothy Holy, on the neural mechanisms of detecting and recognizing pheromones and his recently published research that looks at how long-term exposure to female scent puts the damper on courtship behavior in male mice. In this not to be missed talk on the science of love and the age-old nature versus nurture question, Holy also covers the fascinating history and evolution of the study of the neural basis for behavior.
The Science of Love is a Perspectives on Science and History Series partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum.