#034 Your Brain On Avicenna and Shannon Odell
In this episode with neurologist and comedian Shannon Odell, you’ll learn how your brain shapes your experiences and how your brain processes social media. You’ll also learn about the parallels between self-discovery in neuroscience and the ideas posed by the ancient Islamic scientist and philosopher Avicenna, who is often described as one of the most influential philosophers of all time. #thehappierhour
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Epigenetics: how your environment changes you
QUOTES BY AVICENNA
“Time is merely a feature of our memories and expectations.”
“There are no incurable diseases — only the lack of will. There are no worthless herbs — only the lack of knowledge.”
About Shannon Odell
Shannon Odell is a Brooklyn based writer, comedian, and scientist. She co-hosts and produces Drunk Science, an experimental comedy show deemed “a stroke of genius” by Gothamist and a finalist in TruTV’s comedy break out initiative. She co-created, writes, and stars in the Inverse original series “Your Brain on Blank”, where she explains the science behind how everything-from alcohol to caffeine to puppies- affects the brain. She can also be seen at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she is a Neuroscience PhD candidate studying the epigenetic underpinnings of brain-behavior adaptation
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
21 A Clinton St, NYC
Doors 3:30pm, show 4:00pm.
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