Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran is a mesmerizing speaker, able to concretely and simply describe the most complicated inner workings of the brain. His investigations into phantom limb pain, synesthesia and other brain disorders have allowed him to explore — and begin to answer — the most basic philosophical questions about the nature of self and human consciousness. In his new book, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human (2011), Ramachandran addresses the mystery of human uniqueness,
in an attempt to shed light on such complex areas as self-awareness, free will and consciousness. Ramachandran is director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute. He was named one of 2011’s 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine.
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are half price until the day of the event
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, The Forum is funded in part by Visit Eau Claire ... The Unexpected Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio, WHYS Radio and Community Television have contributed generous promotional support.