Science Café guest June Pilcher discussing ‘That Tricky Brain’

WHAT: University of Nebraska at Kearney Science Café

HOSTED BY: Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society

TITLE: “That Tricky Brain”

TOPIC: The human brain is amazingly complex, functioning in ways that can seem counterintuitive to many people. In fact, much of its functioning is unconscious. June Pilcher, an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Clemson University, will examine how the human brain functions and how it can create problems in our modern society. She will also talk about the importance of using the big brain to help counter some of the automatic processing completed by the lower portions of the brain.

PRESENTER: Pilcher, who earned a doctorate in biopsychology from the University of Chicago, was named a fellow in the Association for Psychological Science and she received the Class of ’39 Award for Excellence from Clemson University. She was a Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar in Vienna, Austria, and a Fulbright Specialist for Public/Global Health in Oulu, Finland. In 2018-19, she served as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. Pilcher, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a research psychologist in the Army, researches the effects of stress on performance, health and well-being and enjoys discussing the human brain, sleep and other science topics.

TIME: 7 p.m.
DATE: Monday, Sept. 30
PLACE: Copeland Hall Room 142, UNK campus
CONTACT: Allen Thomas, UNK associate professor of chemistry, 308.865.8490,