Explore the Inner Cosmos at a Preview Screening of The Brain with David Eagleman on October 8

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(Las Vegas) — Vegas PBS is holding a preview screening of The Brain with David Eagleman on Thursday, October 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Optum, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128. The show examines what it means to be human now and in the coming centuries by blending scientific truth with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories.

Attendees will be able to network with local health care professionals and enjoy “brain food” refreshments from 5 to 6 p.m. Dr. Evan Klass, associate professor and associate dean at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, will moderate a panel discussion featuring:

  • Dr. Eric Farbman, assistant professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and practitioner at the Patient Care Center – Las Vegas;
  • Dr. Norton Roitman, associate professor at Roseman University and private practitioner of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry; and
  • Dr. Michael Wells, head of the neuroscience program and chairman of the Department of Basic Sciences at Touro University Nevada.

A question-and-answer session will follow the screening and panel discussion.

The event is hosted by Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a grant-funded service of Vegas PBS chartered to educate middle and high school children about healthcare careers in Southern Nevada, retain qualified healthcare professionals through professional continuing education, and educate the community about public and personal health care issues.

Space is limited for this special preview. Please contact Summer Collins at scollins@VegasPBS.org to RSVP. 

“The preview screening is part of our increased efforts to promote health and wellness in the Southern Nevada community through our Desert Meadows AHEC,” said Tom Axtell, Vegas PBS general manager. 

The Brain with David Eagleman series will air on Wednesdays, October 14 through November 18 at 10 p.m. The six, one-hour episodes tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a journey into why they feel and think the things they do. Dr. Eagleman, a neuroscientist, New York Times best-selling author and Guggenheim Fellow, hosts the program.  As the neural universe is revealed, he asks profound questions like “What is reality?” and “Who is in control?” The neuroscientist will explore how we are our brains and why we need other brains to survive and thrive. Also, Dr. Eagleman looks at the darker side of human behavior and shares the results of a modern study of the brain that offers insight into why we can commit terrible acts of violence. In the final episode, he predicts what is next for the human brain and how our descendants could be vastly different from us. The show is part of the PBS “Think Wednesday” lineup of science and nature programming including NOVA and Nature.  

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