Science Pub: Beer & Bias

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Science Pub: Beer & Bias

Next Event At The Collider May 19

Science class and Friday night beers collide again May 19 at The Collider with the next Science Pub with Asheville Museum of Science.

Get a fascinating, free lesson on “The Neuroscience of Bias”, presented by Lisa Eby, Communication and Community Engagement Division Coordinator with Buncombe County Health & Human Services, and Lakesha McDay, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity with Mission Health.

Lekesha and Lisa will provide insight into the “grey matter” of our brain helping to answer the question “Where does our bias come from?”. Human brains are all wired towards personal bias, as they work to minimize threat by categorizing and making decisions rapidly. Lekesha and Lisa will provide insight into why the brain does this and how we can identify our biases.

The program takes place at The Collider in downtown Asheville, on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building at 1 Haywood Street. Doors open at 5:30 pm for light refreshments, including beer provided by Asheville Brewers Alliance. The program starts at 6:30 pm.

This is the fourth year AMOS has collaborated with local scientists and breweries to present on the Science Pub series. The Collider, an innovation center for climate solutions is partnering with the museum to co-host the 2017 series.

Ken Ulmer

Former TV weatherguy who never got it right, til the day I predicted mostly cloudy skies with a 100% chance of unemployment. I've survived stints as a morning radio host, stay-at-home dad, and lab assistant. All left me with with varying degrees of side-effects, which somehow combined to make me a good fit to be the editor/video producer of the828.com.

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