Science for You:

Creativity and Your  Brain Leaning Tower of Pisa


Every Thursday • Fall, spring and summer • 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. • Auditorium/Zoom

September 14, 21, 28 • October 5, 12, 19, 26 • November 2, 9, 16, (23 no class), 30 • December 7

Come join an eclectic journey through all things scientific, now celebrating our tenth anniversary. Each semester focuses on a topic, with videos from The Great Courses and other online learning providers, plus demonstrations and discussion. Class members share their curiosity and a remarkable breadth of scientific knowledge. Previous topics have included the brain, DNA and genetics, geology, nanotechnology, astronomy and the Big Bang, medicine and weather.

In this course, we’ll explore what creativity is, how brain science can help us understand it, and how we can develop our own creativity. We’ll dive into the neuroscience that undergirds the creative life and meet highly creative people whose examples can teach us how to infuse creativity into our own lives.

Instructors/Coordinators: Rick Hearn and Susan Hanna    

Tech Coordinators: Paul Herrick and Ginger Barnhart

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Check out the presentation about our course that we made for the Fall 2023 Open House.