The State Theatre and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory present: Science On Screen

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Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Run Time: 150 min.

A FREE, grant-driven, science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent LLNL scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.

  • Get extra class credits for attending!
  • Attend and receive LLNL gear!
  • The top three classrooms with the most students in attendance over the four programs will receive cash prizes!

In The Mood:
Deciphering complex brain signals
Speaker: Alan Kaplan, LLNL

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, and 100 trillion connections between those neurons. Despite our inability to image each neuron and determine their exact connective patterns, several approaches for noninvasive imaging of the living brain have been developed and utilized to great benefit. In this talk, we will explore the immense landscape of the human brain and quantify the brain in terms of data flow. Then we will describe engineering applications of recorded electrophysiological data. We will also explore methods for analyzing such data to determine the pattern of signals that arise during various activities and mood states.


Doors at 2; presentation at 2:30; movie at 3:15 p.m.