The Science of Memory is April 25 Science Café Forum Focus

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, The Science of Memory, on April 25. Panelists will discuss human memory and its relationship to sleep, behavior, memory decline and brain function.

Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Whole Hog Café, 12111 W. Markham St. Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

This month’s panel will include: Robert Hines, PhD, associate professor with the Department of Psychology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Mark Pippenger, MD, associate professor with the Walker Memory Center in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at UAMS; and Linda Larson-Prior, PhD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Dorothy Graves, PhD, associate director for administration at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will moderate the event and host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Café Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. Pippenger is this month’s radio guest.

Science Café events are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August and December. Check out the website for more information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com. For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics and speakers, contact UAMS research liaison and Science Café Director Linda Williams, MS, at (501) 686-7418. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers and events, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com. Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Whole Hog Café, KUAR-FM 89.1 and the Central Arkansas Section of the American Chemical Society.