Mind and Brain Annual Public Lecture


The Mind and Brain Lecture Series is designed to inform the general public about scientific advancements in Neuroscience. Through this unique opportunity, the audience will learn about new discoveries in Neuroscience including cutting edge techniques, new computational advancements and brilliant theoretical ideas about how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact to generate the mind. Using these methods, scientists strive to unravel the mysteries of the human brain.

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Mind and Brain Annual Public Lecture 2018

Chicago Cultural Center

May 14, 2018 5:00pm

Saving the Synapse: Synapses Lost and Found in brain development and Alzheimer’s

Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.
David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford Bio-X and Professor of Biology and of Neurobiology

Past Lectures


Mind and Brain Annual Public Lecture 2017

May 15, 2017

How the Ear’s Works Work: A Biological Hearing Aid Optimizes Your Hearing

A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
F.M. Kirby Professor, Rockefeller University


Mind and Brain Inaugural Lecture 2016

May 16, 2016

Perceiving and Deciding: From Single Neurons to Brain Circuits

William T. Newsome, Ph.D.
Harman Family Provostial Professor,
Vincent V. C. Woo Directore of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Stanford University

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