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Bay Area Humanists (BAH) is a group committed to promoting a positive identity focussed on reason, empathy, and leading an ethical life. We organize different kinds of events in and around San Francisco, and hope to see you at one of them. There is no cost to be a member of our MeetUp, or to attend our events. Operating costs are covered by membership dues. Become a dues paying BAH member, learn more about us, and register to receive our newsletter by visiting https://sfhumanists.org.

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Book: 7 and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Online event

Join us on video chat as we discuss “7 and a Half Lessons About the Brain” by renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett (150 pages). Newcomers are always welcome, as are new book suggestions.

A Zoom link will be visible to RSVP'd members on the day of the event. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to add any +1s, and to change your RSVP early if you can't make it so that folks on the waitlist can join.

We will select the next book from those present at this meeting through a voting process. If you'd like to add a book to the running, be ready to make a short pitch for it and bring a copy if you can. We will want to know the page count of the book and whether it is available digitally from the SF Public Library.

About "7 and a Half Lessons about the Brain " (available at SFPL):

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining, and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You'll learn where brains came from, how they're structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you'll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a "lizard brain" and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behavior.

A list of past suggestions can be found at: https://go.sfhumanists.org/booklist

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