The Penn Science Cafe Presents: The Human Brain v2.0, How Neuroscience Is Poised to Transform Humanity

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Media Contact:Greg Lester | glester@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 23, 2006

The Penn Science Cafe Presents:

"The Human Brain v2.0: How Neuroscience Is Poised to Transform Humanity"

WHAT:  The Penn Science Cafe, the lecture series that pulls science out of the lab and takes it out for a night on the town.  It is chance to ask your questions directly to leading scientific experts.  

WHO: Martha Farah, professor in Penn's Department of Psychology

WHERE:  The MarBar   

40th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia

WHEN:   6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

     Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

     Menu items available for purchase

This month at the Penn Science Cafe, we take a look at the state of the art of brain research and how this field may change our perception of humanity.  Can science really explain the nature of consciousness or the soul?  What impact will brain-enhancing drugs have on society?  Will research on brain-machine connections lead to a future full of cyborgs?

Dr. Farah, director of Penns Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, will tackle issues surrounding the emerging field of neuroethics.   Strap on your thinking cap (before they become mandatory), and bring your questions to the Penn Science Cafe.