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  • How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan Chatterjee

    Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature’s most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.

    CONKAugust 23, 2017
  • How your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

    Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it.

    CONKJuly 19, 2017
  • What happens in your brain when you pay attention? | Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar

    Attention isn’t just about what we focus on — it’s also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate.

    CONKJuly 13, 2017
  • The biology of our best and worst selves | Robert Sapolsky

    How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred.

    CONKJune 1, 2017
  • What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova

    Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

    CONKMay 20, 2017
  • To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

    Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious — but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that surface when we do.

    CONKFebruary 4, 2017