The UA College of Science presents six free lectures on "The Evolving Brain." The astonishingly complex human brain is the product of hundreds of millions of years of evolution. Layered upon its ancestral core of ancient molecules and neural circuits, new structures have evolved expanding the brain's capacity to flexibly process information and elaborate complex behaviors. Human brains are continuously remodeled by environmental forces and by the enormous sum of information we generate – further expanding the power of our brain to manipulate information. Today, sophisticated techniques allow us to probe the structure and function of the brain to better understand how brains originated and where the evolution of our own brain will take us.
Dr. William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University will present a talk titled "More Perfect Than We Think." From its ability to appreciate beauty, to the reassembly of distant childhood memories... Read more