November 24th, Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conferences. Chloe Soutar, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.
Don't Believe Everything You Hear.
Film & Production: Alexander Touilatos - Play The Mind
On Nov 24th, 2017, Chloe Soutar discussed the latest neuroscience studies on whether the brain is sexually dimorphic (male-female differences, and the implications that this have for gender bias) and the limits of human brain capacity (how much we use, and if we can improve our brains either through training or use of pharmacological compounds).
Chloe was our second speaker in the Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conference Series. She is a PhD candidate working at Hans Dringenberg’s lab in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University. Chloe’s doctoral research centers on investigating the mechanisms that underlie synaptic plasticity and learning in the mammalian brain and the role of brain-generated estradiol as a modulator of synaptic activity, plasticity, and learning.
In addition to her research activities, Chloe works to improve research skills and scientific literacy in students through educational outreach at the secondary school level. In 2017, she founded the non-profit research skills education program RISE: Research and Information Science Education. Please enjoy the conference "Neuromyths I: Don't Believe Everything You Hear," recorded and edited by Alex Touliatos from Play the Mind.
The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences series focus on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, architecture and biology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.
Convergence, Perceptions of Neuroscience is an independent initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC and Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.
Promotional Video. Film & Production: Alexander Touilatos - Play The Mind