[Video] This Is Your Brain on Space

[Director’s Introduction—In April 2015, Olga Dobrovidova, KSJ ‘15, a Moscow-based freelance science journalist, organized the first-ever Knight Science Journalism World Space Party as part of the annual worldwide celebration of Yuri’s Night, the anniversary of the historic first manned space mission by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

The KSJ event at MIT’s Stratton Student Center drew attendees from universities around Boston and featured a space-themed quiz, a talk on the effects of zero gravity on brain function by New York University-based neuroscientist Nikolay Kukushkin, and a rocking disco dance DJ’d by the very same Nikolay Kukushkin.

Dobrovidova captured Kukushkin’s talk on video, and today we are proud to share the edited footage with readers of the KSJ Blog. Поехали!—Wade Roush]