A scientist walks into a bar… just to hang out.

Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:00pm

A.P.E.@Hawley, (“The Workroom”)
33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA

Link to our Facebook event!

How Spiders See the World:

With eight eyes and a brain the size of a sesame seed, how do spiders process visual information?

How do jumping spiders use their vision?

How do spider eyes work together?

How do we study behavior?

Why do we study spider vision?

Professor Elizabeth Jakob

Professor Elizabeth Jakob is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is an animal behaviorist who studies spiders. Her lab’s current research is focused primarily on perception and learning in jumping spiders.

Bring a friend and join us as we enjoy lively conversations, prizes, and brilliant minds. Light refreshments will be available outside the presentation room, first come, first served. This is an inclusive, family-friendly event for people from all walks of life (ALL are very much welcome: kids, college students, your parents!). We promise, you’ll learn something if you come. And hey, you might even win a prize! Remember… Admission is FREE!

SciTech Cafe events are open to any one with a curious mind regardless of age and background.  Our events, prizes, and snacks are free, but donations are appreciated. 

Hosted by APE@Hawley in the Workroom at 33 Hawley. 33 Hawley is a project of the Northampton Community Arts Trust.

The SciTech Cafe is sponsored by: