Most of the time, our brains are a big mystery. One minute, sparkly synaptic action urges our bodies to become one with the mid-'90s rhythms of La Bouche, and the next minute we’re sitting on the couch with a bucket of fried chicken, a splitting headache, and no memory of the previous sixteen hours. One minute we’re contemplating the psychological realism of Stendhal’s novels, and the next our mind’s eye is overwhelmed by the image of a life-sized banana wearing sunglasses and floating down a river in a flaming inner tube. “Why, why?” we cry. All this and more faces explanation at the science lecture "Take a Tour of Your Brain," one in a monthly... More >>>