Brain awareness week is coming soon and with this mean the start of the scientific café season. Once again this year, Brain Awareness Montréal will be hosting three scientific cafés, one in March, in April and May. The first one will be on Tuesday March 11 at the cabaret Playhouse and is entitled Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: the neuroscience behind the two sides of human behaviour. The scientific café will focus on pain, cruelty and empathy. You always wondered how we feel pain? Which parts of the brain are involved? What are the neural bases of empathy? Why do we feel sorry for others? To answer some of these questions we have invited Jorge Armony, Jeffrey Mogil and Jean Séguin. Jorge Armony is part of the Douglas institute and his laboratory uses functional imaging to understand emotions. Jeff Mogil is running the Pain Genetics lab at McGill University. He will discuss how pain and social behavior are closely linked. Finally, Jean Séguin is a researcher at CHU Ste-Justine and is working to understand the neural bases of aggression. He will discuss the role of the frontal lobe in aggression, the D4 receptor gene and the neurocognitive functions of aggregation.
Don’t forget our event is bilingual, free and every one is welcome. Also, refreshments will be served and a live band will be there to entertain us! For more information visit our facebook event page or our website