Welcome to Nerd Nite Los Angeles!

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 20-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along. It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer.

The next Nerd Nite:

Tuesday, March 10
Doors open at 7 p.m. – Presentations start at 7:45 p.m.

The Mint
6010 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATIONS: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll: a trilogy.

PRESENTATION #1: Sex hormones and brain plasticity

Description: Got sex on the brain? Before we are born, sex hormones influence how our brains and bodies develop. However, experiences during the lifespan, including having sex, interact with hormones to mold the brain.

Biography: Megan Herting, PhD is a neuroscientist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Her research interests include how biological sex and hormones influence human brain development using neuroimaging methods.

PRESENTATION #2: Thinking About Drinking & Drinking About Thinking.

Description: Intoxication is fun, but what is it actually doing to your brain? This talk will debunk some common misconceptions about alcohol’s effects on body and brain, as well as highlight factors that influence how drunk, or hung-over, you may feel depending on what’s going on in your life right now.

Biography: Kristina Uban, PhD is a post-doc in Pediatric Neuroimaging at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the impact of prenatal experience on the developing human brain, with specific focus on the effects of maternal alcohol consumption.

PRESENTATION #3: Let’s sing!

Description: Curious if you can hit notes like your favorite rock star? An exploration of the anatomy of the voice, a look back at the role of singing in our society, and the benefits of doing it more often, will inspire you to raise your voice in song by the end.

Biography: Heather Dudenbostel, serves on the Voice Faculty AMDA College Conservatory of the Performing Arts. She holds Master of Music degree from New York University and is a member of the National Teacher’s of Singing Association. Also a professional singer and actress Heather has performed Off-Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and throughout the Los Angeles area.