Recommended Today — June 28, 2011
There’s a lot going on today in Seattle in what concerns the human body and mind.
- At 6pm, neuroscientist Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias and a cover story in Time Magazine, talks about The Positive Side of Optimism and how a sunny outlook is a tool for survival in hard times, downstairs at Town Hall (enter on Seneca St), 1119 8th Ave, Seattle WA (map). $5. I’m especially looking forward to this talk given my unscientific musings on the subject recently.
- And then immediately after also downstairs at Town Hall, at 7:30pm, another neuroscientist David Eagleman, best-selling author of Incognito and a great speaker, talks about The Inner Workings of the Subconscious. $5. Here is Eagleman on “possibilianism” and remaining in awe of what we don’t know while applying the scientific toolkit to it at Pop Tech 2010 (20 min):
Also today, at 4pm, Ed Wagner will give a special seminar on the “History of the Chronic Care Model” to kick off a series in his honor at the Group Health Research Institute, Metropolitan Park East Building 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600 Seattle WA (map). Free. For a taste, you can watch him give a lecture on chronic illness on UWTV.