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New Meetup: MindScience Lecture: Consciousness of Desire (not a free event)

From: Mike
Sent on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1:33 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The San Antonio Science Caf?!

What: MindScience Lecture: Consciousness of Desire (not a free event)

When: Monday, September 20,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Pearl Brewery
312 Pearl Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78215

The Consciousness of Desire
Stephanie Ortigue, PhD

Little is known about the consciousness of sexual desire. Why do we need to be conscious of our desires? How does consciousness of sexual desire arise in human beings?
Dr. Ortigue?s research supports the hypothesis that complex cognitive processing for desire occurs much faster than previously thought. Dr. Ortigue will discuss the role of top-down mechanisms in visual processing of sexual stimuli, and how higher brain regions may be priming the visual cortex to be more sensitive to certain kinds of information. The pursuit of translational neuroscience from lab bench to the patient?s bedside may well open new avenues of treatment for patients with sexual desire disorders.

Stephanie Ortigue is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University, where she conducts research in neuroscience, and teaches advanced coursework in multivariate statistical methods. The Ortigue Laboratory develops and applies research paradigms in cognitive, affective and social neuroscience in order to improve our understanding of how the brain functions in health and neurological disease.

Pearl Stable Auditorium
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78215

Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
Reception beings at 5:30 pm where complementary wine and snacks are served.
Lecture begins at 6:30 pm
Afterwards there is a Q&A session which typical extends to 8:00 pm.

cost: buy tickets
Mind Science Members - Free
Non-members - $15
Students & Military with ID- $5
Seniors (60+) - $5

Note: This is a Mind Science Foundation (MSF) event.

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