Learn about lizard and fish brains during the next Science Café

WHAT: University of Nebraska at Kearney Science Café

HOSTED BY: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

TITLE: “Inside the Brains of Lizards and Fish: What can we learn by studying animal minds?”

TOPIC: By studying lizards and fish, we can learn more about the brain and behavior of vertebrates in general – even our own. This presentation will highlight research in this area, including how lizards learn in nature, how habitat shapes the brains of lizards, and how fish with different personalities learn in different ways.

PRESENTER: Levi Storks began his academic journey at Michigan State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He then pursued a doctorate at the University of Missouri, where he studied cognition and the brain in Anolis lizards. He is currently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he studies cognition and neuroscience in zebrafish.

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

DATE: Monday, Sept. 18

PLACE: The Loft, Cunningham’s Journal, 15 W. 23rd St., Kearney

CONTACT: Allen Thomas, UNK professor of chemistry, 308.865.8452, thomasaa@unk.edu