1.) The amazing Antonio Damasio's lecture on March 3rd is already 50% sold out an entire month away. I recommend buying your tickets in advance either over the phone or online. There is a $1 fee per ticket for processing over the phone.
2.) Also, we've been invited to join the Mental Health Professionals MeetUp group for an optional dinner at 6:30 down the street from REDCAT. With our B&C group, this mix should make for very interesting conversation which is really something to look forward to!
This should be a fun, interesting and informative event, merging with this other very interesting meetup group of people and then seeing the amazing Damasio speak. Be sure to get the details on our MeetUp page.
**Also, again, we have two more speakers lined up for presentations, but do need a free meetup venue and a projector. If any one has any suggestions, and better, yet, the goods, that would be really great. We are also looking for sponsors for our group who could help pay for venue fees, or a projector and such to help keep our group active.
February 14th is the new Tiger Chinese New Year (coupled with Valentine's Day - pun!). The Tiger year brings the energies of independence, creativity and expressiveness, color and fun. So, here's hoping that the rest of the year is a better one for each of you!
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Our members include scientists, students of science, doctors, a great variety of therapists, people interested in information that can lead to answers or therapies for cognitive disorders, and folks that are just plain interested in the fascinating worlds of cognitive science and consciousness.
Our mission is to offer the community the means for self-education through learning the latest scientific discoveries and ideas on brain health, the mind, and it's relation to our physiology and consciousness. We offer a wide variety of meetups within our subtopics. Events are posted as they arise in the community including a variety of outside lecture series sponsored by other groups. These often feature a specific theme per season, so stay tuned for your particular interest from season to season.
Our focal interests lie in anything science-based to new cutting-edge ideas that enter into the realms of neuroscience, biochemistry and biology, physiology, evolution, and psychology to notions around consciousness involving physics and metaphysics. Since all these subtopics may give rise to human understanding and conscious expansion, we hold meetups for them even if the context may not be directly brain related, and maintain the possibility that this kind of educational and edifying information may one day be scientifically interconnected. Consciousness is a wide topic, therefore we welcome into our consideration a wide variety of approaches. Our goal is to bring in concepts and ideas that cause us to look beyond our known bounds, into the realms of viable possibilities.
Our inquiries into brain health and the mind naturally give cause to ponder the notions of consciousness and its relation to our well-being as individuals and as a society. We join the centuries old debate on the various theories, ideas and notions around consciousness which has proven that there are many, or perhaps more accurately, no clear definition of it. As we delve into the countless avenues on this subject, we enter into the worlds of physics, quantum physics and metaphysics, compelled to consider the expression of expansion beyond human survival and instinctive needs and reactions.
There are many topics to explore, so come join us on this fascinating journey through the Brain and Consciousness.
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