Community Lecture: The Neuroscience of “Normal”: How do our brains shape who we are?

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Speaker: Dr. Chelsea Ekstrand, Department of Neuroscience

Abstract: At any given moment, billions of neurons in your brain are working to construct your individual conscious experience, offering a personal lens to perceive the world –your everyday “normal”. Each person is unique, reflecting a combination of their genetic makeup and the lived experiences that shape their lives. Every brain is also unique, and the uniqueness of our brains plays a pivotal role in defining our personalities and influencing how we perceive and interact with the world. Amidst this diversity, how do we define what is “normal”, particularly when it comes to the brain? This talk will explore the question of normality in the human brain by examining how external factors can change our brains, the ways our personality traits influence how we see the world, and the impact of major life events on reshaping our realities. Together, this talk will shed light on the extraordinary ways our brains shape our perception of the world and make us who we are. 

Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Galt Museum Viewing Gallery


Room or Area: 
Galt Museum Viewing Gallery

This is a free event


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