Brain Myths: Lessons from Neuroscience
Popular beliefs abound about how our brains work, and we're all experts when it comes to our own minds. Or are we? Do we only use 10 percent of our brains? Does drinking alcohol kill brain cells? Can puzzles like Sudoku keep mature brains young? Neuroscience research shows us that we're not very good at understanding our own brains. This talk will explore the neuroscience of everyday life through brain myths and mysteries, replacing false conceptions with scientific findings and the great lessons that we can draw from them.
Indre Viskontas is a cognitive neuroscientist and soprano pioneering the application of neuroscience to musical training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to her work as a professional singer and educator, she has published more than 50 articles and book chapters on topics like memory and creativity. A passionate science communicator, she co-hosted the docuseries Miracle Detectives on the Oprah Winfrey Network and her popular science podcast, Inquiring Minds, boasts more than 5 million downloads. Her new podcast, Cadence -- what music tells us about the mind -- is on iTunes.
This talk will also take place earlier in the day at CFI-L.A. at 11 a.m.
Costa Mesa/OC venue TBA.
General admission: $8
Planet Level Members & higher: FREE