Shaping the Brain: How genes, emotions, and the arts influence perception
The brain shapes how a person sees the world, but what
shapes the brain? In this dialogue between neurobiologist Frances Champagne,
psychologist Kevin Ochsner, and art historian David Freedberg, the panelists
will explore the contributions of genes, emotions, and the arts in shaping our
individual experiences. Dr. Champagne studies how the genes we are born with
can be modified by early life experiences to influence adult behavior. Dr.
Ochsners work in human emotions across the lifespan suggests how relations
with others impact everyday interactions. David F! reedbergs expertise in the
psychological and neurobiological responses to art reveals how art provokes and
shapes the brain. In this evening together, these experts will discuss how
diverse influences of our everyday lives shape how we perceive the world. By
recognizing and evaluating these influences, audience members will come away
with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of their brain.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP at http://shapingthebrain.eventbrite.com/