How the brain works, part two, is focus of Aug. 6 Omaha Science Cafe

How the brain works is the focus of the next Omaha Science Café on Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Sanjay P. Singh, M.D., chairman and professor of the department of neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine and medical director of neurosciences at Creighton University Medical Center, will discuss telepathy, decoding the secrets of human memory and the potential effect food and behavior have on our genetic expression.

In 2009 Dr. Singh gave a similar presentation about the human brain that drew hundreds of people and drew rave reviews from audience members and positive reaction from bloggers who attended. His presentation on Aug. 6 picks up where the first one left off.

Dr. Singh received his medical degree from M.L.N. Medical College in India, where he was the valedictorian of his class. He completed a neurology residency at George Washington University Medical Center; he was the chief resident of neurology in his fourth year. He then did a two-year fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, as the Gilbert Glaser fellow, at Yale University School of Medicine.

He is board certified in neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He is the author of the “Locatelli & Singh's Handbook of Neurology,” as well as numerous scientific articles and book chapters.

Dr. Singh has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the A.B. Baker Teacher recognition award by the American Academy of Neurology, and the UNMC Chancellor's Gold U Award.

He has been invited to lecture at many national and international institutions and conferences and also given talks to the community in Science Cafes & Simply Science programs.

Dr. Singh was formerly an associate professor in the department of neurological sciences at UNMC and served as the program director of the Creighton-Nebraska joint neurology residency program.

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older), and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Pizza will be provided by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.

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Lisa Spellman
UNMC Public Relations
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