APS Fellow Bruce Hood has been selected to present the 2011 Royal Institution of Great Britain Christmas Lectures. Hood will deliver a series of lectures called “Meet Your Brain” in which he will explain how the external world is represented in different parts of the brain, the role of executive control, and social specialization of the brain.
The RI Christmas lectures were started in 1825 and target a teenage audience. Many prominent scientists, including Nobel Laureates, have delivered the lectures.
Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education at the Royal Institution, expects Hood’s lectures to resonate with young people. “Bruce is an eminent scientist and has a lovely way of communicating with an audience,” Cardew says. “We’re looking forward to seeing how the lectures develop over the next few months.”
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