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Wednesday
October 29th, 2014
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

Flicker: Your Brain On Movies

Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology
Professor of Radiology

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.


Jeffrey M. Zacks, Ph.D.

Why do we flinch when Rocky takes a punch in Sylvester Stallone's movies? Why do so many of us cry at the movies? What's the difference between remembering what happened in a movie and what happened in real life—and can we always tell the difference? In this talk, Washington University scientist and author Jeffrey Zacks will describe what's going on in your brain when the lights go out in the theatre and the movie begins.

Science On Tap highlighted on St. Louis Public Radio and Voice of America!

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.


Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: about 45 minutes of presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

Register to receive e-mail announcements of future Science On Tap events.

Interested in learning about medicine? Check out Washington University's Mini-Medical School!

For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-9495

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