Talking About the Brain: Thursday March 12 in Santa Barbara

By Carl Zimmer | March 4, 2009 11:59 am

null If you live in or around Santa Barbara, California, I’d like to invite you to a talk I’ll be giving at the Sage Center for the Study of Mind. It’s called, “Soul Made Flesh: Neuroscience in 1659 and 2009.” I’ll be talking about how the whole science of the brain was launched by alchemists, mystics, and other rogue natural philosophers during the English Civil War, and draw a few lessons for understanding the brain and mind in an age of fMRI scans, brain-machine interfaces, and other remarkable developments. I’ll be drawing on my book, Soul Made Flesh, as well as on my recent columns, articles, and blog posts on the brain.

The talk (which is free) will be on Thursday, March 12, from 4 to 6 pm at Mosher Alumni House Alumni Hall, (2nd floor) on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Here’s the Sage lecture page.


Comments (1)

  1. Todd Oakley

    I’ll be there!


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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