“What Your Brain has to Do with Your Political Beliefs” will be presented by Ripon College via Zoom webinar Wednesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

David Eagleman

David Eagleman

Registration is free and may be made at www.ripon.edu/beliefs. The event is sponsored by the Center for Politics and the People.

The brain underlies an individual's beliefs, personalities, fears, hopes and political stances, according to New York Times best-selling author David Eagleman. In this talk, Eagleman will marshal data from cutting-edge neuroscience that reflects on who we are, how we decide, why we hold the beliefs we do and why the brain loves to build in-groups and out-groups.

Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University. He is co-founder of two venture-backed companies, Neosensory and BrainCheck, and director of the Center for Science and Law, a national nonprofit institute. He is best-known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia and neurolaw.

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Mark Alexander

I really hope his talk gives insight into why so many people can be duped by conspiracy theories and make them angry and crazy. And how you can get through to those Q-anon type believers in a way that won't just make their minds scream fake news etc as they've been brainwashed to regurgitate. And if you could tell us how to get them to take down their vulgar signs that would be a big plus!

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