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Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload
Tue, Apr 25

07:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A rush of adrenaline, the quickening of breath, a warm and fuzzy flood of feeling—complex reactions abound when we stimulate the senses. Join us for an exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of sensory overload—from psychedelic hallucinations to being “drunk in love.” With a different Yards brew paired with each topic, this evening is sure to be one full of dizzying delight.Talks begin at 8 pm! This event is 21+.
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    Price: $20

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  • Location

    Yards Brewing Company

    901 North Delaware Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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  • Speakers

    Abigail Wolf, MD
    Abigail Wolf, MD
    Abigail Wolf is an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director for Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. She earned her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. She has delivered thousands of babies, and provides preventative women's health care, performs surgery, and teaches residents and medical students. Abigail’s work never gets boring, every baby's delivery is a new adventure!
    Carlo Siracusa
    Carlo Siracusa
    Carlo Siracusa is a board certified veterinarian, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, and the Director of the Behavior Service at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also did his residency. He earned his Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Messina in Italy and his PhD at Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. His interests include animal behavior, animal stress and welfare, and behavior problems of small animals. Carlo finds it amazing to see how often people often misunderstand the behavior of their pets.
    Frank Wartinger
    Frank Wartinger
    Frank Wartinger is an audiologist at Earmark Hearing Conservation. He studied at Salus University, where he earned his Doctor of Audiology degree. His interests include diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic service in the pediatric population. Hearing conservation and healthy hearing community education are also his interests, due to his background in music production and performance. Frank has realized, from exploring public perception and individual behaviors regarding music, sound, and noise exposure, that people like loud sounds but often aren't aware of how to enjoy them in a responsible and sustaining manner.
    Marcia Pelchat
    Marcia Pelchat
    Marcia Pelchat is an Associate Member at Monell Chemical Senses Center and an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at Drexel University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nutritional Psychology and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on the development and modification of food preferences in humans. Marcia will also be a part of the “Be a Food Psychologist” program.
    Nathan T. Fried
    Nathan T. Fried
    Nathan Fried is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors in Biology and Mathematics from Drexel University and his PhD in Neuroscience from Thomas Jefferson University. He is most interested in the neuroscience of sensory sight systems, including sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. He is currently focusing on understanding the circuits that transmit pain and touch up through the spinal cord and into the brain’s emotional processing centers with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain. Nathan learned to handle a large sailing vessel and set out across the Sargasso Sea for a two month voyage collecting samples of lantern fish that glow in the dark.
  • Partners

    Yards Brewing Company
    Yards Brewing Company
    Yards Brewing Company
    From Bourbon Oaked Thomas Jefferson to Cocoa Infused Porters to extremely special, cask-conditioned Extra Special Ales and more, Yards Brewing Company makes ales that are somewhat out of the mainstream but still approachable to everyone.
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital in the nation, earning it top honors in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 survey of Best Children's Hospitals.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
    In 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was established at the urging of the University's School of Medicine. It was recognized that prevention and control of animal diseases had important implications for human health. Human and veterinary medicine were viewed as "one medicine."
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.