Neurobiology; Astrobiology – Feb 10

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these two Science Envoys will answer questions with insight and enthusiasm:

  • Stanford neuroscientist Neil Khosla on "The Neurobiology of Consolation" — Cooperation facilitates social bonding and supports group cohesion. What aspects of the brain might be involved in the evolution and expression of cooperpative behaviors, and how can we study this in the lab?
  • UC Berkeley astronomer Erin Redwing on "The Astrobiology of Our Solar System" — What kinds of environments in our solar system could support life? What would that alien life look like, and what innovative approaches may help us discover it?
WHAT: Ask a Science Envoy: Neurobiology & Astrobiology
WHO: Neil Khosla (Stanford) & Erin Redwing (UC Berkeley), Wonderfest Science Envoys
WHERE: ONLINE via Zoom, with this link: []
WHEN: 2021-02-10 — 8pm, Wed, February 10th (1 hour)

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