Apr
12

Meet the Scientist | What Defines Us Guides Us: How Our Brains Process Information From the World

Date:
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location:
Jupiter High School, 500 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
Speaker:
Dr. Ben Scholl
Host:
Dr. Stefan Harzen, TARAS Foundation
Phone:
561-743-7683
Email:

Event Information

A hallmark of mammal evolution is the cerebral cortex, which is the largest and most complex area of our brains, comprising 20 billion neurons and 60 trillion synaptic connections. Dr. Benjamin Scholl focuses on neural circuits in the cerebral cortex and studies how they operate to give rise to sensory perception, motor control, and cognition. Dr. Scholl will discuss our current understanding about the functions of cortical circuits, as well as, the questions scientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute, and across the globe, are still exploring to increase our understanding of the brain.

Free admission. No RSVP required.