WEAPONIZED LIES: AN AMERICAN NEUROSCIENTIST SPEAKS ON THE POST-TRUTH ERA Post-Talk Commentary by Jennifer Hochschild, Ph.D. 5:00 PM Wednesday, 5 April (Reception at 4:30) Austin 200 Ames Court Room 1515 Mass. Ave. Cambridge
The language we use has begun to obscure the relationship between facts and fantasy. “Fake news” is too gentle a euphemism for what it is: lies. This is a dangerous byproduct of a lack of education in the U.S. (and, I’m sad to say, many other countries) that has now… Read more about MBB 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series
Austin Hall 100, Harvard Law School 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Poverty, we often hear it discussed as a societal concern, but how well do we really understand the implications. Is all poverty the same or are there subcultures of which we should be aware? What are the effects of poverty on brain development and long-term outcomes? Where is our best hope for intervention? Join us as we take a deep dive into the cultural and psychological impacts of poverty.
Sendhil Mullainathan, Robert C. Waggoner Professor Economics, has been elected into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Congratulations Sendhil!
5:00 PM Tuesday, 5 April WHAT HAS DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION TAUGHT US ABOUT THE NEUROCIRCUITRY OF DEPRESSION? Introduction by David Silbersweig, M.D. Post-Talk Commentary by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.
5:00 PM Thursday, 7 April FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVES ON DEPRESSION RECOVERY WITH DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION Introduction by Richard McNally, Ph.D. Post-Talk Commentary by Steven Hyman, M.D.
B103 Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street, Cambridge)
Rebecca Lemov, PhD – “The Long Shadow of Brainwashing: Behavioral Research from the Cold War to the War on Terror” Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD – “Enhancement of Cognition and Behavior in Health and Disease Through Noninvasive Brain Stimulation” Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD – “Brain Stimulation by Sound Waves?!?” Gabriel Kreiman, PhD – “Predicting Volitional Decisions From Neuronal Responses” Ed Boyden, PhD – “Mapping, Observing, and Controlling the Brain Using Light”
Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD. A reception will follow the event.