Sackler Brain Bench: Adult Learning Salons
April 28, 2014 - May 19, 2014
In this intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind how our brain shapes who we are. By addressing several commonly held beliefs about the brain, we will unravel what is myth, what is known, and what has yet to be explored. We will guide you on an in-depth analysis of the brain’s architecture and biology and how it influences our personalities, emotions, and behavior. Each session will be lead by an expert, helping you critically examine the relationship between your personal experiences and current neuroscience research.
Monday, April 28 | Brain Power: The other 90%. Do we only use 10% of our brain?
Monday, May 5 | Beyond Left-Brain, Right Brain: How does your brain shape your personality?
Monday, May 12 | What are emotions?
Monday, May 19 | Sex Differences in the Brain: Male, Female or Fiction?
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.
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September 10, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Sold Out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as the setting for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist, Patricia Wynne.
October 18, 2014
Modern brain research and treatment have flourished through the use of high-resolution temporal and spatial neuroimaging methods. These informative and often beautiful images hold clues to the elusive inner workings of the brain on the anatomical, cellular, electrical and genetic levels.
November 3, 2014 - December 1, 2014
In this 5-session adult course, you will be able to probe the neuroscience behind how your brain grows and ages, from early childhood into late adulthood.