Rebecca Schwarzlose - "Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rebecca Schwarzlose

Rebecca Schwarzlose will discuss Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain.

Virtual event

Presented in partnership with Illinois Science Council and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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About the book: Your brain is a collection of maps: detailed representations, scrawled across your brain’s surfaces, of the sights, sounds, and actions that hold the key to your survival. Although scientists began discovering these maps over a century ago, we are only now beginning to unlock their secrets—and comprehend their profound impact on our lives. Brain maps distort and shape our experience of the world, support complex thought, and make technology-enabled mind reading a modern-day reality. They shine a light on our past and our possible futures. In the process, they invite us to view ourselves from a startling new perspective. In Brainscapes, Rebecca Schwarzlose combines unforgettable real-life stories, cutting-edge research, and vivid illustrations to reveal brain maps’ surprising lessons about our place in the world—and about the world’s place within us.

About the author: Rebecca Schwarzlose is a neuroscientist at Washington University in Saint Louis. She holds a PhD in neuroscience from MIT and has served as chief editor of the scholarly journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. She lives in Saint Louis.

Event Location: 
Virtual