distinguished speaker series

From September through May, MSF supporters mingle at lectures exploring topics ranging from creative uses of conflict in our lives to new research breakthroughs for victims of stroke and traumatic brain injury; from tips on navigating the experience of children with learning differences to methods of harnessing mindfulness to realize the richer, more meaningful lives we all want. Experts lecture, you learn.

Come join the best minds in town!

 

Upcoming Events

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 motivation to connect with others profoundly impact the lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental and […]

What:

Michael Platt: The Neuroscience of Friendship

When:

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019, 12:00 am

Who:

Michael Platt

Where:

Pearl Stable

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 means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. […]

What:

Virtual Reality: Dawn of the New Everything

When:

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019, 12:00 am

Who:

Jaron Lanier

Where:

Pearl Stable

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 the neurological growth spurt of adolescence.

What:

Abigail Baird: The Teen Brain

When:

Thursday, 9 May, 2019, 12:00 am

Who:

Abigail Baird

Where:

Pearl Stable

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…

What:

Annual Gala

When:

Thursday, 28 February, 2019, 12:00 am

Where:

The Argyle Club
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…

What:

Virtual Reality: Dawn of the New Everything

When:

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 6:30 pm

Who:

Jaron Lanier

Where:

Pearl Stable
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…

What:

Abigail Baird: The Teen Brain

When:

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…

What:

Michael Platt: The Neuroscience of Friendship

When:

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 6:30 pm

Who:

Michael Platt

Where:

Pearl Stable

Check Out Our Past Events

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…

What:

Autism: Could Genetics Hold the Answers? Wendy Chung, PhD

When:

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 5:30 pm

Who:

Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Where:

Pearl Stable
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…

When:

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Who:

Adrian Owen, PhD

Where:

Pearl Stable at the Historic Pearl Brewery
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…

What:

The Gut-Brain Connection - Ed Yong

When:

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018

Who:

Ed Yong

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