KITP Public Lecture Wednesday, April 16, 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Professor Samuel S.-H. Wang presents "Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life".

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People get many ideas about how their brains work from entertainment or folk wisdom, such as the idea that we use only 10 percent of our brains. But many of these statements are myths. Does playing Mozart to a baby really make her smarter? Does drinking alcoholic beverages really kill brain cells? I will address how neuroscience research has proved many of these ideas to be wrong. The facts are more illuminating about how our brains work - and often, more useful.