Professor INDIRA RAMAN
Department of Neurobiology
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202
Flyer for THE LANGUAGE OF THE BRAIN
Basic neuroscience consists of the effort to figure out how the nervous system works when it is doing things (mostly) correctly, including examining how brain cells send electrical and chemical signals to one another to encrypt and decode all the information that makes us sensitive, thoughtful, active living creatures.
Indira Raman will discuss these signals, which compose the language of the brain, and will talk about how the quest to understand the tiniest units of neural coding can offer insights into larger questions about being human.