The Neuroscience of Friendship

The Neuroscience of Friendship

We all need friends. Deeper and more numerous friendships promote health, well-being, survival, and even financial success. By the same token, social exclusion and the loss of social partners result in feelings similar to physical pain. Impairments in the ability or...
Virtual Reality: Dawn of the New Everything

Virtual Reality: Dawn of the New Everything

The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology. Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it...
The Teen Brain

The Teen Brain

Abigail Baird, PhD (Vassar) talks about how we learn to consolidate, generalize and then (at light speed) make use of our experiences to navigate our every day lives AND avoid/survive life threatening situations; and how all of this is solidified in the brain during...
Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers?

Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers?

Why does my child have autism? Geneticist Dr. Wendy Chung will share what we know about the autism spectrum disorder and how it isn’t a single condition with a single cause. If autism has multiple interlocking causes, could genetics hold the key to unlocking it? Dr....
Into The Gray Zone

Into The Gray Zone

In this startling and thought‐provoking talk, Owen reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non‐responsive but turn out—in up to 20 percent of cases—to be vibrantly alive, existing in the “Gray...

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