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Audra Van Wart, PhD

Audra Van Wart, PhD

Mythbusters: The Truth about Your Brain


March 11, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Audra Van Wart, PhD

Director of Education and Training, VIrginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Science Museum of Western Virginia, Tanglewood Mall, 2nd level, 4412 Electric Road
1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011

Myths about the brain abound: We use only 10 percent of our brains. By the time we reach high school, our brains have stopped developing. And when we sleep, our brains shut down. Audra Van Wart, PhD, will tackle these myths and others in Mythbusters: The Truth about Your Brain, a seminar sponsored by the Science Museum of Western Virginia for students of all ages.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Van Wart earned her doctorate in neurobiology and behavior at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the three years prior to joining the VTC Research Institute, she worked at Cell Press, most recently as the associate scientific editor of the biomedical journal Neuron.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Science Museum of Western Virginia. For more information, please call 540-342-5710, or send an e-mail.

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