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Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: "The Science of Blinking - Why Do We Blink?"

2016-12-3 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and the Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

The Science of Blinking - Why Do We Blink?

NAKANO Tamami
(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University)

Humans blink 20 times every minute. But even 3 times is enough to moisten our eyes. So why do we blink so frequently? The answer is still a huge mystery. At this lecture, I'll talk about things such as when humans blink, what is happening in the brain when we blink, and what effects this blinking can have on others. I'll also introduce a variety of interesting topics in an easy-to-understand format, from research using magic and humanoid robots, to research that measures and controls cranial nerve activity.

Attendance Fee: 1,620 yen

To register click here.

Date: 2016-12-3 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00
Sponsored: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Osaka Univeristy Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
URL: http://21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/handai-asahi
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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