Social Networking on the Brain

Social Networking on the Brain: Neuroscience and the New Media

Adam Gazzaley, Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF
Josh McHugh, CEO, Attention Span Media
Tiffany Shlain, Founder, Webby Awards; Filmmaker, Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death and Technology
David Ewing Duncan, Author, Experimental Man; Co-host, Tech Talk Radio – Moderator

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 on our gray matter and those who believe new social networking may be leading us to a more connected and even better world, as well as those who are wary of the physiological and societal impact that social media has on humanity. Come participate in a mind-bending special event, check out clips from the film Connected and be social in the real world.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: In association with The Bay Area Science Festival and the Science & Technology Forum.