Public Events at Neuroscience 2013
Public sessions at Neuroscience 2013 highlight the intersection of science and society. These sessions are free and open to the public for those with valid ID. All public events will be held in the San Diego Convention Center.
Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society: The Creative Culture
Speaker: Ed Catmull, PhD, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
Support contributed by: Elsevier
Date and time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, November 9
Location: Ballroom 20
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will speak on creativity. Catmull has been at the center of fostering collaborations across artistic and technological disciplines, and has overseen innovative endeavors for more than three decades. Catmull will speak about the issues central to uncovering genius, including removing hidden barriers to creativity and candor.
Fred Kavli Public Symposium: Creativity
Chair: Antonio Damasio, PhD, University of Southern California
Support contributed by: The Kavli Foundation
Date and time: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, November 9
Location: Room 6A
Creativity is one of the defining traits of humanity. It manifests itself in the organization of social systems (e.g. moral, political, and economic), in the arts (from music, painting, and theater to literature and film), and in all manner of inventions (from scientific explanations and technical instruments to complex engineered systems). How does the brain work to produce such extraordinary results? Two neuroscientists, a composer (and a piano), a visual artist, and an inventor/scientist/engineer will discuss the neuroscience of creativity.
Public Advocacy Forum: Policy Implications for the Science of Aging and End of Life
Organizer/Moderator: Anne Young, MD, PhD
Date and time: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, November 12
Location: Room 10
As the global population is living longer, the proportion of older people in the population is increasing. With aging comes a host of unique issues with profound implications, including the toll of chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and more. How can scientific research inform policies and how can the scientific community develop advocacy strategies that highlight these challenges? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Presentation: Understanding New Brain Initiatives in the U.S. and Europe
Speakers: Thomas Insel, MD; Story C. Landis, PhD; Geoffrey Ling, MD, PhD; Cora Marrett, PhD; Daniel Pasini, PhD
Date and time: 1:15-3 p.m., Monday, November 11
Location: Ballroom 20
The great potential for development of new tools and applications across the field exist with the BRAIN Initiative in the U.S. and the European Commission’s Human Brain Project.
Global leaders at Neuroscience 2013 will discuss how the initiatives are progressing and how they might affect the future of the field.
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