Scientific studies are revealing new insights into the plasticity and capability of the brain that hold the promise of changing the way we think, interact and plan throughout our lives. On Saturday, a group of distinguished thought-leaders and scientists will convene at Stanford and explore how neuroscience in the 21st century will impact our society.
ABC news correspondent Juju Chang will moderate the Oct. 6 roundtable, called “Gray Matters: Your brain, your life and brain science in the 21st century,” and will be joined by:
- John Hennessy, PhD, president of Stanford
- Carla Shatz, PhD, Stanford neurobiologist and director of Bio-X
- Frank Longo, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford
- Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, a brain scientist who wrote about her stroke in the New York Times best-seller, "My Stroke of Insight"
- Bob Woodruff, JD, co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight
The event, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but parking is limited.