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RI Medical Society celebrates 200 years with lecture series

October 22, 2012

UPDATE:The first lecture in this series has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 pm.

The Rhode Island Medical Society is marking its 200th anniversary with a series of neuroscience-related lectures, all free and open to the public. The lectures are co-sponsored by Brown’s Institute for Brain Science and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.

The first lecture takes place tomorrow, October 23 at 5 pm in the Friedman Auditorium at Brown University, with Patricia Churchland, a “neurophilosopher” who argues that morality has its roots in the brain’s structure and biochemistry. Next up on October 30 is the perhaps more widely recognized Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist who has written extensively about language, and, more recently, violence. The New York Times called him “human nature’s pathologist.”

More details about the schedule are here. Should be an engaging series.

P.S. If you’re interested in what medical school was like 200 years ago, see this recent post on Future Docs (scroll down to “a very brief…”).

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