When:Wednesday July 6, 2011
Where:The Bell House
149 7th St.
It’s all in your head . . . One hundred billion neurons. One hundred trillion neural connections. The architecture of the human brain is more complex than any super computer. In fact, neuroscientists recently calculated that one single human brain contains more “switches” than all the computers on Earth combined. And yet . . . we still know so little about what makes the mind tick.
Partha Mitra of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking to change all that, embarking on a bold new project to build a blueprint of the brain’s architecture. Dr. Mitra asks: What is the brain circuitry that underlies human behavior and emotion? How many basic emotions do we have, and what causes them? How can we fundamentally expand our knowledge of the brain’s systems and interconnections in order to better treat neurological conditions and diseases of the mind?
Before & After
–Groove to wet-wired tunes
–Stick around for the nervy Q&A
–Peek into Dr. Mitra’s mind-blowing microscope!
–Try our synapse-stimulating cocktail of the night, the Circuit Party
Don’t miss one microsecond of this mind-expanding evening!
*Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!