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

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Virtual Reality: Dawn of the New Everything

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Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 6:30 pm

Who:

Jaron Lanier

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Pearl Stable

Upcoming Events

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...

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Abigail Baird: The Teen Brain

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Thursday, 9 May, 2019 6:30 pm

Who:

Abigail Baird

Where:

Pearl Stable
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...

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Michael Platt: The Neuroscience of Friendship

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Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 6:30 pm

Who:

Michael Platt

Where:

Pearl Stable

Past Events

2019 Night of Mystery Gala

From the deepest oceans… To the endless expanse of the universe… Escape the ordinary into unseen worlds all around us… The Night of Mystery returns…

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. Chung’s team researches how as many as 400 different […]

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 Zone.”

The Gut-Brain Connection

Ed Yong blogs with a mission: to ignite excitement for science in everyone, regardless of their education or background. Whether he’s exploring a possible resurrection for extinct mouth-birthing amphibians or skewering media misunderstandings of hyped hormones like oxytocin, Ed Yong has a gift for illuminating the beauty (or controversy) in difficult and complex topics.

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