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Portrait of a Brain: A Window into the Architecture of Our Mind - The Brain: An Owner's Guide 2021 BrainHealth Lecture

Speaker: Nancy Kanwisher, PhD
Investigator, McGovern Institute
Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00-8:00PM CT

Title: Portrait of a Brain: A Window into the Architecture of Our Mind

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Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, PhD, uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own). She will share what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose “machinery,” and each component is in approximately the same location in virtually every normal person. Knowing our minds are made up of selective, specific and specialized components gives us a window into the fundamental mechanisms that underlie our experiences and can ultimately lead to a better understanding of who we are and what it means to be human.

Dr. Kanwisher is the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, and a founding member of the McGovern Institute. She joined the MIT faculty in 1997, and prior to that served on the faculty at UCLA and Harvard University. In 1999, she received the National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award.

Virtual talks will take place on Zoom. 

The Brain: An Owners’ Guide series will be virtual in 2021 and registration will be completely free of charge!

Registration is for all four lectures.

This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Related area).
Each lecture is worth .1 for a total up to .4 CEUs for the series.

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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Lectures & Workshops


brain, Mechanisms

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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