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March 2021

Brain Talk: A Lunchtime Series

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar RI
Free

Join us March 15, 16 &17 for a lunchtime blend of science and storytelling with hosts Pablo Rodríguez, MD, and members of the Brain Week RI Executive Committee. Over three days, we will welcome various guest from across the state. The hosts will interview scientists and physicians, hear personal stories about the brain, and take questions from the audience. Topics range from health and wellness to interest topics like language and decision-making. Featuring speakers from the University of Rhode Island,…

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Brainy Acts: A Night of (Virtual) Theater

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar RI
Free

Spend the evening with us as we debut three 10-minute plays inspired by brain science. Based on conversations with local neuroscientists, playwrights Dave Rabinow, Darcie Dennigan, and Gina Rodríguez-Drix & Marcel Mascaro explore themes such as consciousness, memory, and epilepsy. Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky, a freelance director and producer known for his work at Trinity Repertory Company and the Gamm Theater. Our BrainyActs will be followed by a live Q&A with playwrights and the researchers who helped inspire their work.…

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Mindfulness in Practice

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Zoom Webinar RI
Free

Mindfulness-based treatments are emerging as additional intervention options for individuals struggling with various psychiatric disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, and addiction. In addition, with the day-to-day stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for a way to cope with anxiety and grief, and mindful practices may be particularly relevant for this challenging time. This event will bring together researchers and health professionals who have extensive experience with mindfulness in research and in clinical settings. The…

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