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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January 29, 2015 - March 12, 2015
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February 21, 2015
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March 3, 2015
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March 18, 2015 - May 6, 2015
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March 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
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