Bob Fuselier will speak about neuroscience and emotions Wednesday evening as part of the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series. Courtesy Photo
Last Wednesday, Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series. The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul”. Nels spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.
Next Wednesday, June 26, Bob Fuselier will speak on “Neuroscience and Emotions”. Bob’s abstract states: In his landmark publication Affective Neuroscience: The Foundation of Human and Animal Emotions, Jaak Panksepp provides overwhelming evidence that our major emotional systems are discrete and fixed neural circuits that are conserved extremely well across mammalian and avian species. Using the information Panksepp has provided, I will describe how these neural systems dictate much of our behavior and do so typically without our awareness. Using Gospels passages, I’ll present how Jesus often addressed these same emotional systems and how our blindness to their influence affects our lives.
The meetings take place at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop. The evening begins with a light supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by questions and table discussions. For more information check out the Los Alamos faith and Science Forum website – http://www.lafsf.org.