Simons Foundation Presents – How Emotions Shape Our Memories
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Have you ever contemplated the difference between a feeling, a thought and a memory? And how do all these things fit together in making us who we are?
Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist and best-selling author. In his latest book, “Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking,” he unpacks the role emotions play in our thinking and mental well-being.
Kelsey Martin, director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) and the foundation’s neuroscience collaborations, has spent much of her career as a neuroscientist seeking to understand better how experiences change brain connectivity to store long-term memories.
Come explore the inner workings of the mind as Mlodinow and Martin sit down to discuss how these phenomena shape our perception of the world and the way we exist within it.
5:30 p.m. Doors open
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. In Conversation
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception
To attend this in-person event, you will need to register in advance and provide:
- Acceptable proof of vaccination
- Photo ID
- Eventbrite ticket confirmation email with QR code
- Simons Foundation Health Screening Questionnaire approval email
Guests are expected to complete these requirements each time they visit the Simons Foundation and entrance will not be granted without this documentation.
Registration will close the day before the event and on-site registration will not be permitted. Walk-in entry will be denied.