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Wednesday, April 11th @ 7:00pm at Regency San Juan Capistrano

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Georg Striedter, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at UCI and a Fellow of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, will present “The Persistence of Memory”, from Carl Sagan’s PBS TV series ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyager’.

‘Cosmos’ has inspired millions throughout the world to a love of science, learning, and freedom of inquiry. Written, produced and hosted by the iconic astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan, it covers a wide range of scientific subjects, including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.

The power of the intellect is demonstrated through the use of computer bits, the songs of whales, and the evolution of the human brain. Prof. Striedter’s presentation, "Dragons of Eden Revisited: Current Views on the Evolution of Complex Brains and Minds", demonstrates how and why brains have changed in evolutionary time. This is an updated commentary on Carl Sagan's book "Dragons of Eden".

Concluding the evening, mentalist Michael Cranford will show us how our brains are wired to perceive that which isn’t there. Members of the audience will be involved in the illusions. Michael is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Society of American Magicians.

Tickets - $10.00




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