What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Are the feelings of being rational and having free will generated by conscious decisions or involuntary brain mechanisms? Is there a way to resolve the conflict between our innate biology and our traditional beliefs? Dr. Robert A. Burton, author of A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind, reveals what neuroscience can (and cannot) tell us about ourselves.
WHAT: Mind Puzzles
WHO: Dr. Robert A. Burton, former Chief of Neurology, Mt. Zion UCSF http://www.rburton.com
WHEN: 7:00pm (check-in at 6:30), Wednesday, August 13, 2014
WHERE: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA http://goo.gl/maps/o8jci
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WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.
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