Dear Wonderfest friend,
The Bay Area Beacon of Science derives its name from a fundamental human emotion: wonder. Upon birth, what emotion do we experience sooner and more profoundly? Even before love-of-mother, wonder envelopes us.
The bigger sister of wonder is the emotion of awe. Next Tuesday, UC Berkeley psychologist Craig L. Anderson will present his (and colleagues’) discoveries on the physiological origins — and the remarkable health consequences — of awe.
Perhaps this FREE presentation of Wonderfest’s The Physiology of Awe will inspire the very emotion that it explores! Please join us at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Art’s Innovation Hangar on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 o’clock. You will find details and registration info at the link above.
Founding Executive Director
P.S. Have you heard about the wonderful upgrade coming to Earth’s search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)? Russian philanthropist Yuri Milner has given $100 million to UC Berkeley SETI efforts, including those of Wonderfest Advisory Board president Dan Werthimer and frequent Wonderfest speaker Geoff Marcy. Fellow Wonderfest Advisor David Perlman writes about it in two SF Chronicle articles, published just yesterday and today.