What Neuroscience Says about the Mystery of Human Consciousness”
6:30 p.m., Thur., May 17 at Berkeley City College
“What Neuroscience Says about the Mystery of Human Consciousness,” a presentation by David Presti, Ph.D., senior lecturer in neurobiology at UC Berkeley, is set for 6:30-8 p.m., Thur., May 17, at Berkeley City College’s auditorium, 2050 Center St., between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Presti is a neurobiologist and cognitive scientist at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology since 1991. His areas of expertise include the chemistry of the human nervous system, the effects of drugs on the brain and the mind, the treatment of addiction, and the scientific study of the mind and consciousness. His primary research interest is the relation between mental phenomena (such as what is called consciousness) and brain physiology.
Dr. Presti is actively engaged in an evolving dialogue between scientists and contemplative practitioners, a conversation inspired and initiated in the 1980s by the Dalai Lama. As part of this dialogue he has been teaching neuroscience to Tibetan monastics in India. The lecture is sponsored by BCC’s Department of Science and Science Club and the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. It is part of a five-part Spring Science Seminar Series. For details, contact Dr. Barbara Des Rochers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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