San Diego Independent Scholars
March SDIS NEWSTracking Fish Forwards and Backwards Using High-Tech Tools
A TALK BY HEIDI DEWAR
SDIS MONTHLY MEETING
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Dr. Heidi Dewar, Fisheries Research Biologist at NOAA Southwest Fisheries Center in San Diego, is an expert on large pelagic fish, including tunas, sharks and swordfish. Her research has focused primarily on physiology, migratory patterns and habitat use.Read more...
From the President
Memories, Memories, Memories
We are beset with thoughts about MEMORIES and the MEMORIES themselves. They are a treasure trove, Pandora’s Box, the glue that holds us together, entry to our mind, our history, identity, self. Most of us view memories as accurate depictions, replays of our experience, and that of others. We assume that our recollections are permanent, fixed. But then, we experience some blurring, fragmenting, or losing of reminiscences--observed in others or ourselves.
Personally, I was jolted into thinking about the fragility of memory by reading a journal article just last December, viz.,“The adult brain makes new neurons and effortful learning keeps them alive”. The article asserts... more