Science and Society: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 2 pm
First session: How Emotion Drives Attention.
Your senses bombard your brain with far more information than it can possibly handle at one time. How does your brain prioritize all the input? Examine the brain’s ability to act as a “central executive,” and see how it uses emotion like post-it notes to decide what is important.
The second lecture: Pleasure and Your Brain.
Explore the brain’s “pleasure highway” with a tour of what drives the sensation of pleasure in our brains and understand how video games and other substances hijack this process to create addictions. Then, learn how to harness your brain’s craving for pleasure to break nearly any habit
Please contact Ken Clayborn at if you have questions.