Sackler Brain Bench: Courses for Adults
These multi-session adult courses share the latest research on the neuroscience, psychology, and evolution of human behavior. With the help of expert guest speakers, online resources, documentary footage, and in-class projects, students will learn how to be critical consumers of scientific research and news reporting—all in a small, discussion-based setting.
May 6, 2013
Join Drew Ramsey, MD along with Amy Bentley, Ph.D. to discuss the societal and health implications of our food choices.
April 29, 2013
Join neuroscientist Stuart Firestein, Ph.D., and sociologist Priscilla Ferguson, Ph.D.,for a conversation about what our food choices can tell us about the brain and society.
April 22, 2013
Join neuroscientist Joy Hirsch, Ph.D., of Columbia University and lawyer and food-policy expert Ellen J. Fried, MA, JD,of New York University for a discussion about how cues both internal—from the brain and body—and external—from food marketing—can influence our food choices.
April 15, 2013
THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT. Join renowned pastry chef Roy Shvartzapel and neuroscientist Moran Cerf, Ph.D. for a discussion about how our expectations of taste shape our food choices.
February 2, 2013
The science behind human food domestication takes us 10,000 years into the past and into the future with even more acceleration. Speakers from Columbia University and the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science will present and lead discussions with participants.