Does Drinking Water Really Make You Smarter?

A Frontiers in Science Lecture by Mindy Millard-Stafford, professor in the School of Biological Sciences

A Frontiers in Science Lecture by Mindy-Millard Stafford, School of Biological Sciences

Recent work from the lab of Mindy Millard-Stafford brings attention to the cognitive effects of dehydration. The findings have garnered immense media attention, from Newsweek and National Public  to Men’s Health Magazine. Millard-Stafford discusses her Georgia Tech research leading up to this widely noticed work. 

She will discuss: Why is water essential? How much do we need? Is water the most hydrating beverage? Can you drink too much water? And based on one media headline -- Does dehydration make you dumber? 

She will reflect on the unexpected media blitz: how it happened and what lessons we might take away from this experience.

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

About The Speaker
A member of the Georgia Tech faculty for more than three decades, Mindy Millard-Stafford is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences, where she directs the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

She is past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and  member of the   National Academy of Kinesiology.

The goals of her research are to seek nutritional and exercise interventions that can improve human health, well-being, and performance. Her lab is particularly focused on the importance of hydration to delay fatigue and maintain safety during exercise, especially in conditions of heat stress.

About The Frontiers in Science Lecture Series
Lectures in this series are intended to inform, engage, and inspire students, faculty, staff, and the public on developments, breakthroughs, and topics of general interest in the sciences and mathematics. Lecturers tailor their talks for nonexpert audiences.

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:
Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center, 225 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Fee(s):
Free admission

Extras:
Free Food

For More Information Contact

A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences