Fall 2018 Season
Plan(t)s for the future: from mustard seeds to broccoli
Barbara Ann Halkier. Niclas Knudsen Trio
Eat your vegetables boys and girls! Why are plants amazing organisms? What are the health benefits of broccoli and red cabbage? How do plants interact with their surroundings? Is mustard the new robust oilseed crop? Why does mustard have...
Consciousness, perception, and controlled hallucinations
Anil Seth. The Orgelheimers
How can we ‘measure’ how conscious someone is, using brain imaging? Are our conscious experiences ‘controlled hallucinations’? What does it mean to experience being a ‘self’? Are other animals conscious? What about machines, now or in the...
The farm effect: preventing allergies and asthma
Sabrina Illi. The Tremolo Beer Gut
How does asthma and other allergies appear? How can resistance be increased? What is the prevalence of asthma and allergies among farm and non-farm children? What is the ‘farm effect’? What is the role of cow shed exposure? What are...