Speaking of Science – Lauren Silbert: “The Neuroscience of Communication and Its Social Implications”
January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lauren Silbert, PhD, is a neuroscientist, educator, and installation scientist. Her work explores the neural correlates underlying communication, where she has developed new analytical tools to study the interaction between brains. She creates novel educational curricula and builds public installations that integrate her research with technology, environment, and interactive participation to facilitate understanding across society.
In this talk she will present her scientific findings and discuss their practical implications in education and public experience. She will focus on the role science, technology, and design can play in not only driving society forward with innovation, but also in uniting myriad cultures around curiosity and shared knowledge.
She has been published in multiple scientific journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Neuroscience, and Neuron, and has been featured on radio shows such as NPR’s Radiolab and Voice of America. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Princeton University, a Masters in Psychology from NYU, and a Bachelors in Biology and Photography from the University of Pennsylvania.