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Neuroscientist to Present at STLCC-Wildwood

October 15, 2015

Syed Chowdhury  
Syed Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Why do we have two eyes? Why do some birds sing while others don’t? What does bird song have to do with the way humans learn and process language? Although different, these questions can be explained with neuroscience.

This fall, the Science Club at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood will host two lectures for students, faculty and the community. These include:

  • “Brain Mechanisms of Three Dimensional Visual Perception”
    Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
  • “Neuroethology of Bird Song and Human Vocalization”
    Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

The lectures will be presented by Syed Chowdhury, Ph.D., a professor of science at STLCC and a leading neuroscientist with extensive experience in sensory processing.

“Neuroscience is the study of the brain -- how it’s structured, how it works, how it develops, how it malfunctions, and how it can be changed,” Chowdhury said. “Guests who attend these lectures will gain a deeper understanding of how the brain and how it controls the way we process information.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held at STLCC-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Registration is required for the Nov. 10 lecture. To register, call 314-984-7777.

About the Presenter

Syed Chowdhury, Ph.D., joined STLCC in 2009. He has also taught at Washington University, Dalhousie and Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada and the University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh.

He holds a master’s degree in Science from Dhaka University in Bangladesh and a doctorate in neurophysiology from Gifu University School of Medicine in Japan. Chowdhury completed post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Biology at Washington University and the Centre for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California-Irvine. He has held research positions in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine and Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Canada.