Learning—the act of creating new memories and new synaptic connections—changes the very nature of our brains. Every conversation alters brain chemistry. So what will happen after an evening with Eric Kandel, one of the living icons of neuroscience? Your mind will be BLOWN!
Professor at Columbia University, senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the author of In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, Eric Kandel received his Nobel Prize in 2000 for helping to “crack open the secrets of the neuron” and radically improving our understanding of the brain.
He discusses: Do memories make us who we are? How is our psychology linked to our biology? How do you study self-awareness? What mechanism causes memories to last a lifetime? How can we overcome diseases that affect the human mind? And why is the humble sea slug, Aplysia, his mascot?
Strengthen those synapses! Don’t miss this brain-boggling night . . .
POST-LECTURE BOOK SIGNING, SILENT SCI-FI, AND SCIENCE MINGLE
There’s more! Purchase Dr. Kandel’s unforgettable new book—and have him sign it! Stick around for brain food, memorable tunes, and neurally inspired video.
--Cocktail alert! Enjoy the Brainy Libation of the Night—“Amnesiac Punch”—an experimental potion that will realign your neural architecture . . .
The “Secret Science Club” meets July 11th at 8 p.m. in the basement @ Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, p: 718.638.4400 Subway: R to Union St.; F to 4th Ave.; Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic
No cover charge. Just bring your smart self.
Doors open at 7:30 pm!
Official Website: http://secretscienceclub.blogspot.com/
Added by sadotter on July 9, 2007