Secret Science Club presents Social Neuroscientist Jay Van Bavel on “Our Partisan Brains”

Secret Science Club presents Social Neuroscientist Jay Van Bavel on “Our Partisan Brains”

Jay Van Bavel

Monday · March 19, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

What is the social brain and how did it evolve?
Are some people more genetically disposed to be “groupish” than others?
How does the social brain affect decision-making—at both conscious and unconscious levels?
What does neuroscience have to say about how our political ideologies originate?
What conditions cause rival groups to work together? What drives groups farther apart?

Before & After
--Try our cocktail of the night, the Dark & Brain Stormy
--Groove to synapse-synching tunes
--Stick around for the cogent Q&A

This mind-bending edition of the Secret Science Club meets Monday, March 19, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th Street.

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds

What happens to the human body when an astronaut blasts into orbit? Chris Mason wanted to know down to the molecular level. So he studied a pair of twins—one earthbound and one bound for space. In 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly spent 11 months on the International Space Station, while his identical brother Mark Kelly hung out on Earth. As part of the NASA Twins Study, Dr. Mason led the research comparing the twins’ “omics” (gene expression, transcriptome, metagenome, and more)—before and after the long spaceflight.

At the next Secret Science Club, Chris Mason discusses the results of the NASA Twins Study, as well as how future research and technologies will be used to monitor, protect, and potentially repair astronauts’ cells and bodies during, and after, long space missions—to the ISS, Mars, and beyond.

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
Jay Van Bavel
Jay Van Bavel
Jay Van Bavel is associate professor of psychology & neural science at NYU and director of the Social Perception and Evaluation Lab. His research examines how collective concerns—group identities, moral values, and political ideologies—can shape even the most basic elements of perception and evaluation. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Washington Post.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/