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What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design

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2022-03-29 18:30:00 2022-03-29 19:30:00 America/New_York What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design A discussion on how we can take part in making our life and the lives of all community members a little healthier. Main Library - Community Learning Center - Auditorium Lobby, Leighton Auditorium

Tuesday, March 29
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-03-29 18:30:00 2022-03-29 19:30:00 America/New_York What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design A discussion on how we can take part in making our life and the lives of all community members a little healthier. Main Library - Community Learning Center - Auditorium Lobby, Leighton Auditorium

Main Library - Community Learning Center

Auditorium Lobby, Leighton Auditorium

A discussion on how we can take part in making our life and the lives of all community members a little healthier.

Are you familiar with the term "homeostasis"? It's like a thermostat, to help keep our body in a certain health range. Allostasis is similar to homeostasis, but instead of responding to the environment to keep our body healthy, allostasis helps our bodies predict and prepare for what's coming, based on what we've learned before. 

Join us in a discussion with eminent neuroscientist Peter Sterling, who will take us on a journey of the early evolution of allostasis and how this early evolution continues to provide the foundations of brain and body function in the 21st century.  To understand medical, mental and social health challenges in the present day, Sterling explains that we must understand how early cellular processes resulted in the evolution of a human brain; a brain that relies heavily on brain circuits that deliver a brief reward for each positive surprise. We now seek reward in consumption: bigger burgers, more opioids, and innumerable activities that involve higher carbon emissions. The consequences include addiction, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and climate change.  There is hope though! We will discuss how we can all take part in making our lives and the lives of our community members just a little healthier.

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Civic Engagement |

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Main Library - Community Learning Center


Hours
Mon, May 13 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 14 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 15 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 16 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 17 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 18 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 Closed

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Auditorium Lobby,Leighton Auditorium

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
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Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Beutter-Kernan Hall,Classroom B

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom B

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
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Mon, Jun 03, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom E

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Classroom B

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Classroom A

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium Lobby,Leighton Auditorium

Thu, Jun 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
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Fri, Jun 07, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Auditorium Lobby,Ballroom (A+B Combined),Leighton Auditorium,Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Classroom D

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom (A+B Combined)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Classroom B

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Classroom A

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom B
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Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium Lobby,Classroom A,Classroom B,Classroom C,Classroom E,Classroom F,Leighton Auditorium