The human brain and the mind it creates, is enormously complex. Everything we do, feel and think emerges from billions of nerve cells and their interconections. Brain development is developed by evolution and genetics, but is also greatly affected by experience. The mind takes place through exposure to individuals and cultures, and becomes a constructive and predective device. It allows us to create inner worlds that allow us to behave in highly adaptive ways, but also to engage in risky behavior and make bad decisions. Six speakers will explore how brains are built, how minds are made, and how modern cognitive and neural science is changing the way we think about memory, money, morality, mortality and more.
Lectures are held at Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona. Parking is available on a pay per use basis in the Tyndall Avenue Garage. All lectures begin at 7:00 PM and are free to the public. Call 520-621-4090 for more information.