Past Meetup

SOLD OUT - Where do personality, memory, and emotion reside?

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What makes each of us the unique person that we are? Does DNA determine our destiny? In the era of genome projects and brain scans, it's undeniable that physiological processes shape us. But where do personality, memory, and emotion reside—in the gray matter of our brains? Join us for a mind-expanding inquiry into extraordinary aspects of human biology and the profound influence of environment, experience, and culture.

Museum of Science

With Albert-László Barabási, PhD, professor and director of the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University; Sebastian Seung, PhD, professor of computational neuroscience at MIT and scientific director and founder of WiredDifferently; Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development; director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

Admission is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute

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Clicking "yes" on here to RSVP will do nothing for you but like the placebo button on the traffic light it will make you feel like you're doing something but you're not. You have to go to that link and register.

The lecture starts at 7pm in Cahner's Theater but we should meet in the corner of the lobby near the membership booth at 6:45. I will be there at 6:30

After the lecture there may be free stargazing on the roof of the garage and I will also post a separate event for drinks afterwards at Dante around the corner in the Sonesta.

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(sponsoring the lecture, not the drinks)


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