Thursday, May 18
Relax and Eat Your Way to Health and Happiness
In this mini-seminar, we will explore recent scientific research relating to human health and happiness. The first session will cover the wide-reaching effects of stress on the body, and some simple ways we can combat stress to alleviate these effects. The second session will focus on the various ways that our gut microbiome affects our mental and physical health, and we will sample some foods that can help foster a healthy gut community. Both sessions will involve presentation, discussion, and experiential learning.
Discussion led by Sarah Bartos Smith, Environmental Studies, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
4:30-6:00 pm, House Center A
Sponsored by South House
Exercising Your Stressed Brain
The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe, with tremendous capacity for learning and memory. Yet, even the brain has its limits, as well as preferred means of processing information. This mini-seminar will consider ways to maximize learning, understanding and recollection, that are consistent with the natural abilities (and limitations) of the human brain. You might very well come to find out that your study habits have not been in your brain’s best interest!
Discussion led by David Bucci, Cognitive Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences
6:00-7:00 pm, Fahey-McClane Lounge
Sponsored by West House