Neuroscientist to speak at Western on April 19
April 15, 2010 -- Dr. Douglas Fields will speak about his book, “The Other Brain”, at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19 at the Western State College of Colorado College Center Ballroom.
Proceeds from books sold at the event will benefit the WSC Mountain Rescue Team. Admission is free.
“The Other Brain” covers how new discoveries about the brain are revolutionizing medicine and science. Specifically, the book focuses on glia brain cells, which make up 85 percent of all cells in the brain. New breakthroughs in the study of these cells will change treatment for diseases such as brain cancer, depression and schizophrenia.
Fields is the chief of the Section on Nervous System Development and Plasticity at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and adjunct professor in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2004, Dr. Fields founded the scientific journal “Neuron Glia Biology”, where he is the editor-in-chief, and he is a scientific advisor to “Scientific American Mind” and “Odyssey” magazines.
Dr. Fields is the father of WSC student Morgan Fields.
For more information, contact Morgan Fields at email@example.com.