A Journey of the Mind: Asking Animals How We Became Human

Nature of Things Lecture: Dr. Brian Hare explores the evolution of the human mind by studying the bonobo, chimpanzee, and dogs. Join us for a discussion on how revealing the secrets of these animals helps us understand what it is that makes humans truly unique. Free event open to the public.

Knowing Thyself: What it Means to be a Human with a Brain

Nature of Things Keynote Lecture: Join neuroscientist and author Dr. David Eagleman as he delves into the depths of the subconscious to investigate some of the deepest mysteries about what it means to be human. Tickets now available!

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.