Thursday, May 19, 2011

SeaWeb in San Francisco: Your Brain on the Ocean

SeaWeb is co-organizing and attending the BLUEMiND summit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. Join us on June 1st and 2nd at this first-of-its-kind event to explore the intersection of neuroscience and ocean conservation.

As humans, we have a deep emotional connection to the sea that drives many of our decisions: what happens to the brain when we are in proximity to the ocean? Why do we spend hard earned money to vacation, live or dine within the view or sound-shed of the sea? What are the links between the ocean, relaxation, stress and public health?

Bringing together trailblazers in a variety of fields ranging from neuroscience, ocean science and conservation, experts in technology forecasting, photographers, explorers, writers, dancers and ocean advocates, the unprecedented Summit will help answer these questions and define the “brain on ocean”.

A livecast of the June 2 summit will be available at SeaWeb's own Daria Siciliano will be providing updates from San Francisco during the Summit, at the ensuing "ocean relaxation" session at the state-of-the-art Planetarium, and during the NightLife event of the CalAcademy. So stay tuned to find out about the "brain on ocean"!

For more information about BLUEMiND, visit