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02
May

Entertaining Science in NYC

Our buddy, Dave Sulzer (aka “Dave Soldier”), and fellow scientist Roald Hoffmann run a very cool series called “Entertaining Science” at New York’s Cornelia Street Café.

And their next event is going to be happening this coming Sunday, May 8 at 6 p.m. Here’s Dave’s description of Sunday’s proceedings and for our NYC friends who might like to attend, here’s where you can get more details.

“Brain Trauma & One Man’s Music”

Dave's pals - Dr. John Krakauer and musician Vince Bell

In 1982, Texas troubadour Vince Bell, who has been compared to Bruce Cockburn, Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, was broad-sided by a drunk driver after leaving the studio where he and Stevie Ray Vaughan had just recorded. He received a traumatic brain injury and spent a month in a coma. Vince will perform “One Man’s Music” on how he relearned to walk, talk, and play the guitar. Dr. John Krakauer, Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is a clinician/scientist expert on recovery from stroke and brain injury. He’ll illustrate the changes within the brains of such patients, the wide range of outcomes, and results from his research on the treatment following these injuries.

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Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is the producer of “Secret Life” and co-editor of the site’s blog. His job involves interviewing scientists and engineers, getting them to tell their amazing stories and occasionally trying to get them to sing. It’s a fantastic gig and Tom is extremely grateful for it.