Join us for on a mind-boggling exploration of the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.
Discover radical new ways to think about consciousness, how the brain grows and changes, and how advances in technology are revealing far more about the inner workings of
the mind than we ever thought possible.
Featuring theoretical physicist Michio Kaku (The Future of the Mind), neuroscientist Antonio Damasio (Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain), and educator and psychologist JoAnn Deak, with NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich.
Dr. Michio Kaku, Antonio Damasio and JoAnn Deak will be signing copies of their books following the event.
Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.
Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, acclaimed public speaker and popularizer of science. A co-founder of string field theory, Kaku resumes Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. His most recent book is The Future of the Mind.
Antonio Damasio is an internationally recognized leader in neuroscience. His research has shown that emotions play a central role in social cognition and decision-making. His work has also had a major influence on current understanding of the neural systems, which underlie memory, language and consciousness. He is the author of Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain and Descartes' Error.
JoAnn Deak has spent more than thirty years as an educator and psychologist, helping children develop into confident and competent adults. The latter half of that period has also focused on working with adults, parents and teachers in their roles as guides or significant ‘brain sculptors’ of children. She is also the author of How Girls Thrive, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain and Girls Will Be Girls.
Robert Krulwich is co-host of "Radiolab," WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling. Today, "Radiolab" is one of public radio's most popular shows. Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. In addition to "Radiolab," Krulwich reports for National Public Radio. “Krulwich Wonders” is his NPR blog featuring drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science.
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist investigating the development of intelligence and creativity. He is co-founder of The Creativity Post and writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind. His most recent book is Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined.
This event is part of the 7 Days of Genius series.
7 Days of Genius receives generous support from the John Templeton Foundation.