Chocolate: The Perfect Indulgence
Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence!
We have been using chocolate for years to improve our mood. But what’s going on in our brains when we eat chocolate? Why are experts now saying it’s good for us? And are some kinds of chocolate better for us than others? Michael Cross, science professor at Northern Essex Community College, will present this yummy program. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality, which chocolates are good for you, and how much is healthy.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited; sign up may be required.
Dates and Locations
January 23, 2016
Registration is requested by calling 978-948-2850—we want to have enough chocolate for everyone!
Public Library of Brookline
January 30, 2016, 1:00 pm at Putterham Branch Library
For more information call: (617) 730-2385
Boxford Public Library
February 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
Contact: Beth Safford 978-887-7323 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Public Library
February 23, 2016, 8:30 pm
For more information call: 781-944-0840
About the Presenter
Mike Cross is department chair of Natural Sciences at NECC where he teaches chemistry and forensic science. He believes that education should be fun and exciting. He enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching. Mike holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.