VIRTUAL LECTURE - This is your Brain on Humanity

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November 10, 2020, 4:30 PM

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Thirty years have passed since H. W. Bush declared the ‘decade of the brain.’ In that time, remarkable advances in brain imaging technology have spurred massive growth in neuroscience research. Now in early adulthood, the field is finally learning to set aside its childish ways - of credulous, phrenological, positivistic, and reductionist thinking – in favor of a more skeptical and sophisticated network view of the brain. In his talk Anthony Jack, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, explores the implications of this maturing science for the academy and pedagogy. They are counterintuitive, providing a powerful scientific rationale to temper overemphasis on STEM education with an essential and foundational role for the arts and humanities. Neuroscience suggests that the effectiveness of this Renaissance approach will, however, depend on how the arts and humanities are taught.

Due to social distancing requirements, this Faculty Work-in-Progress lecture will be presented virtually.  It will be hosted at

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