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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) Science Meets Music

March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm


WHAT: The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) continues the successful 2018 “Science Meets Music” series by featuring world-renowned scientists and musicians. “Science Meets Music” aims to bring the community together for a night of virtuosic music and scientific discovery, offering guests an innovative and creative program featuring a scientific lecture accompanied by a classical music performance.
WHO: Dr. Jason Christie, Research Group Leader for Cerebellar Circuit Function at MPFI, will discuss how motor errors produce signals in the brain that affect movement, with his presentation entitled “Muscle Memory: Improving Motor Performance by Training the Brain.” This insight into the basic understanding of brain function bodes well for human health and may one day allow for new therapies that can help overcome the debilitating effects of motor impairment.

Following Dr. Christie’s presentation, enjoy a musical performance by the phenomenal pianist Dr. Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin. Dr. Martin has performed with great success around the world and earned both master’s and doctorate degrees in piano performance. In 2017, she became an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. By popular demand, Dr. Martin is returning to the ‘Science Meets Music’ Series. Last season, she captivated guests with her beauty, talent, and artistry — a performance like no other.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Doors open at 6 PM, science and music presentation will begin at 6:15 PM

Additional presentations will be held on:
• April 18, 2018 – Dr. Manfred Gahr, Director, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

WHERE: The Benjamin Upper School; 4875 Grandiflora Road; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

HOW MUCH: Free admission; seating is limited, so RSVP is required

MORE INFO: RSVP at http://mpfi.org/rsvpsmm or call 561-972-9027 for more information


“To my knowledge, there is nothing else like our Science Meets Music program – not in La Jolla, not in Silicon Valley and not in the northeast. This program offers a unique opportunity to explore similarities between the awe-inspiring attributes of both science and music while learning more about how scientists and musicians alike are breaking toward new frontiers.”

– said Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MPFI CEO and Scientific Director, when welcoming the crowd at the first SMM in the 2016 – 2017 season

About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with over 80 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment in 1948, 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. It has produced over 15,000 publications, more than 3,000 inventions and over 90 spin-off companies, putting it on par with the best and most prestigious research institutions in the world. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI brings together exceptional neuroscientists from around the world to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function and to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. Their research is shared publicly with scholars, universities and other organizations around the globe, providing the necessary foundation of knowledge to develop treatments and cures for brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit www.maxplanckflorida.org


March 28, 2018
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm


The Benjamin Upper School
4875 Grandiflora Rd
Palm Beach Gardens,United States