Adult Programs

Neuroplasticity: New Stories about Your Brain

Nature of Things Lecture: While the previous dogma has held that the adult brain is essentially fixed in form and function from the age of three, it is now clear that the brain can change its structure and patterns of activity throughout life. Renowned science journalist Sharon Begley has been writing about this paradigm shift for over ten years. Join us as Begley shares an astonishing story with implications for health, disease, and emotional balance featuring, among others, a scientist who thinks he can cure dyslexia, a blind Turkish painter, and the Dalai Lama.

Why Science Matters

Nature of Things Keynote Lecture: Join Dr. Brian Greene for a whirlwind exploration of one science story -- the quest to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of space and time -- and come away with a visceral understanding of why science matters. Greene distills impossibly complex theoretical physics, like the concept of the multiverse, into a form we can all understand. Tickets for this event are $10 per person.