Sackler Adult Course: Your Busy Brain
February 22, 2014
Your brain is a bustling center of organization, choices, sustenance and complex cognitive reasoning—how does this busy mega-computer accomplish all these tasks? This one-day course will give participants an in-depth understanding of how our brains are wired to extract relevant information from the continuous stream of stimuli supplied by the world around us, and how it prevents itself from overloading and breaking down.
The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish The Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in The Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.
More in this Series:
April 11, 2015
In a special one-day offering, Dr. Debra Tillinger will lead an in-depth exploration of the science of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and how changes in these two critical areas of Earth indicate and catalyze the impacts of climate change.
April 18, 2015
Life on Earth is—as far as we know—unique in the universe. Can exploring Earth’s oceanic depths offer clues to environments that could host life in our dark universe?
April 20, 2015 - May 31, 2015
In these online courses, you will learn the science behind contemporary climate change and how to communicate about it.
Sackler Brain Bench Salon Series: Discovering the Mind: Unlocking the Biology of Addiction, Autism, ADHD, and Depression
April 27, 2015 - May 18, 2015
In this intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind brain-based illnesses such as autism, ADHD, and addiction.
June 1, 2015
Applications open. Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change—and how to talk about it.