Science & Society Symposium: The Science of Belief

08apr11:30 am6:00 pmScience & Society Symposium: The Science of Belief


Science & Society Classroom, North Building 232

304 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708


(Friday) 11:30 am - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Does your brain physiology dictate your ideological preferences? How can we explain changing moral values as they relate to neuroscience? What role does the brain play in how we think about propaganda?

Join Science & Society for an afternoon symposium exploring these important questions during this election year. We will explore the brain and political ideology, moral plasticity, evolutionary neuroscience, and more! With keynote speaker Dr. Aaron Kay, Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Event Schedule

11:30 a.m. to noon Registration and Luncheon
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address – Dr. Aaron Kay, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Fuqua School of Business
12:35 – 1:50 p.m. Panel 1: “Moral Plasticity and Evolutionary Neuroscience” Panelists: Felipe de Brigard, Russell Powell, and Scott Huettel
1:50 – 1:55 p.m. Break
1:55 – 3:05 p.m. Panel 2: “The Brain, Behavioral Genetics and Political Ideology” Panelists: Evan Charney and Read Montague
3:05 – 3:10 p.m. Break
3:10 – 4:20 p.m. Panel 3: “Ideology and Propaganda” Panelists: Christine Lillie and Jason Stanley
4:20 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception



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