Wisconsin Academy Evenings
Academy Evenings are free, public forums held at venues around Wisconsin. Addressing a range of timely topics, these presentations encourage interaction between the state's leading experts, researchers, scholars and artists and its citizens. Academy Evenings are organized by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
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Liaquat Ahamed: Lessons from the Great Depression
Author and finance expert Liaquat Ahamed draws parallels between the recent global financial crisis and the Great Depression. He compares conditions leading up to both economic meltdowns--as well as the...
Run time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Happiness 2050: Neuroscience, Education and the Compassionate Citizen
Among his many professional activities, UW-Madison Professor Richard Davidson directs the new Center for Investigating Healthy Minds in Madison. The leading-edge CIHM conducts rigorous neuroscientific research on both naturally occurring...
Run time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Alzheimer's and More: Halting the Progression of Neurological Diseases
A leader in the field of neuroprotection and neurodegeneration, Dr. Jeff Johnson of UW-Madison discusses ways patients can intervene in the pathologic progression of diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. His...
Run time: 1 hr. 24 min.
Shaping Your Child's Brain
Dr. Richard Davidson, acclaimed brain scientist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains neuroplasticity, the ways our brains can change in response to environmental factors. Learn about this exciting new work,...
Run time: 1 hr, 25 min.
Be Happy Like a Monk
University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor Richard Davidson--named one of the world's 100 most influential thinkers by Time magazine--is searching for the source of happiness, and has used Buddhist monks in...
Run time: 1 hr. 26 min.
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