|Nationally known author David Linden to give lectures Jan. 15-16|
David Linden, author of "The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God," will be at the University of North Dakota Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15 and 16. Hosted by the Red River Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Linden will give a public lecture Thursday, Jan. 15, and another lecture Friday, Jan. 16.
Linden’s public lecture, titled “The Accidental Mind,” will be based on his book, which seeks to explain how brain evolution has given rise to qualities that profoundly shape the human experience. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. A book signing and reception will follow. Books will be available.
Friday, Jan. 16, Linden will present “The Secret Life of Axons and Dendrites” at noon in the Reed Keller Lecture Bowl, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research for the past several years has focused on memory storage in the brain and other neuroscience topics. He is also the chief editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology.
Linden’s trip to the University is sponsored by a Grass Traveling Scientist Program Award through the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. The Red River Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is a member chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
-- Peter Meberg, Society for Neuroscience, Department of Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4674