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How Did We Figure That Out?

Adventures in neuroscience and armed conflict: A real "brain teaser"

Presenter: Dr. Michael B. Harris, Department of Biological Sciences
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: Registration & Reception: 6:30pm | Presentation: 7:00pm
Location: The Chartroom

Visual perception is a complex brain function involving a specific part of the brain. But what part? Join us for a story of discovery involving happenstance, circumstance, serendipity, and a long forgotten Japanese military physician who figured it out. It is a story of warfare at the turn of the 19th century, when new guns met old tactics and people were injured in new ways. One person in the right wrong place at the right wrong time gained new insight into sight, and then geopolitics conspired to hide it from view.

Dr. Michael B. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach. He holds BS (Hons), MS, and PhD degrees in Zoology from The University of British Columbia. Following Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Calgary School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School, he served 14 years on the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received the Teaching Excellence Award three times. He has 50 peer-reviewed academic publications, and a longstanding interest in the history of science. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at CSULB in 2016.

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How Did We Figure That Out? Adventures in neuroscience and armed conflict: A real brain teaser

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