Past Event

Social Networking on the Brain: Neuroscience and the New Media

Wed, Jul 20 2011 - 7:00pm

Social Networking on the Brain: Neuroscience and the New Media

This program is postponed. Keep checking back for a new date.

Adam Gazzaley, Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry; Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF
David Ewing Duncan, Author, Experimental Man: What One Man’s Body Reveals About His Future, Your Health and Our Toxic World; Columnist, CBS Interactive; Co-host, Tech Talk Radio - Moderator
Additonal panelists TBA
 
More than a billion people around the world are engaged in a massive and unprecedented experiment in how social media technologies are changing society, commerce, politics, health, innovation, love, work, the arts and more. But what is this new tech literally doing to our brains? How is it impacting who we are as humans, and how is it making us different from previous generations in how we interact with information, our environment and each other? This provocative panel will feature a neuroscientist who studies the impact of multitasking and social media on our gray matter and other prominent voices who believe the new media is leading us to a better world, as well as those that are wary of how we communicate and think as humans. Come sip a cocktail at the Bubble Lounge and participate in a mind-bending special event.

Location: Bubble Lounge, 714 Montgomery St.
Time: 6:15 p.m. check-in and reception with hors d’eouvres included, 7 p.m. program
Cost:
$30 standard, $15 members
Also know: In association with CBS Interactive’s “Engage Series” of Talks and Panels. Photo by Flickr user todo era lindo.