Science and Society: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2 pm
Date(s) - 07/26/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will view two half-hour lectures from The Great Courses series called Your Best Brain. The presenter is Professor John Medina from the University of Washington School of Medicine. His first lecture is Your Unique Thinking Abilities. In this session we are asked to consider “what makes the human brain so different from the brains of other animals?” In addition, we will explore the brain’s evolutionary journey, and discover the unique ability that allowed humans to not only survive in the face of change-but to thrive.
The second lecture on this program is Neuroplasticity-Your Flexible Brain. In this session we will dive deeper into the physical structures of the brain and its components. We will examine the three primary types of neuron wiring, how they operate on a cellular level, and how the brain can create new connections and pathways.