Brain Awareness Lectures: 2007

The Listening Brain

Thursday, March 15th
Reception @ 4:30pm followed by Lectures @ 6pm
Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theatre Room 206

Why Animals Have Ears:
The evolution of hearing and
sound localization in mammals

Presented by
Henry Heffner, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Psychology
The University of Toledo

Music, Language, and the Brain

Presented by
Aniruddh Patel Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology
The Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, California

The human brain is the most remarkable structure in the biological universe.  It regulates body functions and controls our thoughts and emotions.  Brain and nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, epilepsy, autism, drug addictions and depression, unfortunately afflict millions of people.  Neuroscience is providing solutions to these serious problems.
The J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior , the Department of Psychology and the Department of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University are proud to sponsor these public lectures on brain and nervous system disorders during Brain Awareness Week. We are grateful to the Office of Research Collaboration for their support of outreach events that bring diverse fields of research interest together.