Start Date :

2/27/2018 - 06.00 PM

   End Date :

2/27/2018 - 08.30 PM

   Location :

UC Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Campus, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Terrie Williams Ph.D., Professor - Comparative Ecophysiology

   Cost :


The Kraw Lecture Series in Silicon Valley

Featuring UC Santa Cruz scientists and technologists. Join us on February 27 for: 

The Untamed Brain: Lessons in human cognitive health from an unexpected teacher—wild whales

Despite remarkable advances in medical technology, we are only beginning to understand how our brain works. By moving from clinical settings and traditional animal models and into the wild, Williams' lab is exploring how the mammalian brain is able to function flawlessly during variable stress and exercise levels, as well as during exposure to extreme environments. How diving dolphins and narwhals of the high Arctic avoid cerebral injury is changing our view of brain neuro-protection, and offering unique clues about preserving human cognition following stroke and concussive injuries, and indicating a potential neural basis for mass strandings by whales.

Additional Info :

Please register for this event by clicking the button above. For more information about this series visit the Kraw Lecture Series on Science and Technology website. For additional questions, contact the UC Santa Cruz Special Events Office at (831) 459-5003 or