San Diego Independent Scholars

March SDIS NEWS

Tracking Fish Forwards and Backwards Using High-Tech Tools

A TALK BY HEIDI DEWAR

SDIS MONTHLY MEETING

Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:30 –3:30 PM 
Free and Open to the Public

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.

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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