Science Café Cleveland—“The Mind’s Essential Tension: How Neuroscience Can and Must Drive a New Renaissance”

Anthony Jack, associate professor of philosophy and assistant professor of neurosciences and neurology, will present “The Mind’s Essential Tension: How Neuroscience Can and Must Drive a New Renaissance” at the next Science Café Cleveland event.

His talk will be held Monday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club (1148 Main Ave.).

During this talk, attendees will hear the story of revolutionary new findings in neuroimaging that demonstrate how human reasoning and intelligence are not unified, as has been commonly assumed. Human reason is fundamentally divided, with one pole serving “analytic reason” (the detached, logical and reductive approach familiar to lovers of science) and the other serving “empathic reason”—a type of intelligence that is less well-understood, yet which is known to be critical to social connection, health, ethics, and to our sense of meaning and purpose in life.

Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. Limited menu options will be available for purchase. A chairlift is available by request.

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