Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music has shown us that neuroscience is both interesting and relevant to our lives, even if we aren’t really science types. You should keep that in mind, because V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., author of A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness and The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human, is coming to Kenyon to give a talk on what neurology can tell us about our minds. You should probably go, even if the word “science” makes you shudder and curl up artfully in a window alcove with a Toni Morrison novel. If you aren’t a member of the psychology and neuroscience cool kids’ club invited to his smaller masterclass on synaesthesia earlier in the day, this talk is the only chance you get to hear him. Come on, a liberal arts education is about actually rounding out your knowledge, not just taking Intro Psych and pretending you haven’t taken the easy road out. Go learn about brains.
Details after the jump.
- What: V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., speaks on what neurology can tell us about the mind.
- When: 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 24).
- Where: Rosse Hall.
See you there!