Insights and UTEP’s Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens have lined up an excellent list of speakers from across the globe, and as far as India, to present our very first virtual Nerd Night.
Have you ever wondered why we laugh or what’s actually going on in our brain when we’re consumed in a fit of laughter?
From the comfort of home, guests can join our next Nerd Night to learn all about the science, physical health, mental health, and little-known nuances of laughter.
Kasha Patel – Kasha is a science writer for the Earth Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. She was listed on Thrillist magazine’s “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US.” She primarily focuses her jokes on her life as an Indian-American and science, producing one of the only science-themed comedy shows in the nation.
Dr. Brian King – Brian trained as a neuroscientist and psychologist and for the past decade has traveled the world as a comedian and public speaker. By day he conducts seminars, presented nationwide and attended by thousands of people each year, on positive psychology, the health benefits of humor, and stress management. By night he practices what he teaches in comedy clubs. Dr. Brian began performing stand-up comedy in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, and has performed hundreds of shows around the world. He is also the author of The Art of Taking IT Easy and The Laughing Cure.
Dr. Scott Weems – Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist and author of Ha! The Science of When We Laugh and Why. Scott’s career began as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as communications officer onboard the USCGC YOCONA in Kodiak, Alaska. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from U.C.L.A. and once made a little girl cry by telling her that some people go to school until the 26th grade.
Dr. Madan Kataria – Dr. Kataria is the founder of Global Laughter Yoga Movement. He is a physician who has transformed himself into the leader of an international movement that promotes laughter as a cure for just about any ailment—physical, psychological, or spiritual.
Event Date: Friday, April 24th at 6pm | More information