Science and Society: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2 pm
Date(s) - 08/09/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In August we will continue our course from “The Great Courses Series” called Your Best Brain. The presenter is Professor John Medina from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
The first session for the month of August will meet at 2 PM on Tuesday August 9th to view two half-hour lectures. The first is How Your Brain Uses Memory. Why are scientists so unsure of the exact definition of intelligence? Explore the challenges of measuring and quantifying intelligence, including the problem with IQ tests. Find out how researchers currently think about intelligence and memory’s impact on intelligence. The implications of these ideas may affect the way school curricula are designed. The second lecture on August 9th is The Advantages of Forgetting. Discover the surprising evolutionary purpose of memory, and why it has nothing to do with recalling the precise details of the past like a computer. Find out what causes our brains to forget facts and data, and why. Then get three research-based tips to improve your memory.
Please contact Ken Clayborn at if you have questions.