Your Brain and Beauty

Illinois Science Council (ISC) wraps up its spring series of free public talks about the brain. The programs are a wide-ranging exploration into the neuroscience and psychology of the human brain – our choices, decisions, personalities – those similarities and differences that make us humans so darn fascinating. This will be a fascinating discussion with Dr. Renee Engeln from the Northwestern University Department of Psychology addressing the brain’s perspective on beauty and the societal implications that creates. We admonish others, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” We tell people, “It’s what’s on the inside that matters.” Yet our brains are highly sensitive to human beauty and our beauty-biases are often fast and automatic. Human beauty shapes our social interactions in countless ways. Instead of dismissing beauty as something superficial or shallow, Dr. Engeln will challenge the audience to consider the science of beauty and take seriously the impact it has on our brains and our everyday lives.

Your Brain and Beauty
Renee Engeln, PhD
TechNexus, 20 N. Upper Wacker Dr., Ste. 1200, Chicago, IL
FREE and open to the public; no registration required.

I'm posting this for the group, but since I'm hosting the program I cannot act as "host" of the Meetup. Just wanted to be clear on that so people aren't looking for me that night.

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  • Harold K.

    Not a good location for me.

    July 20

  • Matt R.

    Pretty cool...great speaker and gorgeous space

    July 1

  • Ann F.

    Totally up my alley!!!

    June 26

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