We have a strong tendency to discount evidence that contradicts our firmly held beliefs, yet being able to change our minds seems incredibly important for human progress. Can neuroscience help us to understand why we can’t change our minds and how we might do better?
Come see Brittney discuss her work utilizing digital fabrication tools, insects / animals, and elements of the natural world to metaphorically explore our societal structure in conversation with the structures of nature that exist without human intervention.
Dr. Campbell-Staton will talk about how wild animals, from lizards to elephants, are responding to rapid planetary changes
Our immune system uses some of the same tools that cancer does to help our bodies fight off infections—but when things go wrong, we can turn our immune system on itself to protect us from cancer.
Through a multidisciplinary study of Psithaura, we will explore how objective knowledge may inform the creative process and audience perception of music.
Cravings for rewards such as drugs or junk foods can quickly become maladaptive and compulsive, key characteristics of addiction. But what exactly is happening in the brain in the addicted state, and can we control it?
Novella will discuss how old blood can be made young again focusing on approaches for blood stem cells rejuvenation.
Art and science are natural companions. Both are a means of investigation and discovery. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that we test in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio. Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology— and learn to transform information into something else.
Dr. Chris Davidson will provide an evolutionary perspective of one of the most critical public health issues in modern society: obesity.
Dr. Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto will discuss her research on sexual dimorphism and stress response. Spoiler alert: you'll learn how she switches the sex of fruit flies.
Dr. Alexandra Ycaza Herrera will discuss her research on how hormones affect women's stress response.