Have you ever considered why a painting or song can make you cry? Perhaps you’ve wondered about the effects of pervasive social media culture, lasting stress, or the casual use of marijuana? Are you curious why we’re so obsessed with the lives of the rich and famous?

If you asked yourself any of these questions or spent any time at all deliberating the many secrets of the human mind, this Throwback 2018 event is for you!

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science invites you to a live recording of the popular podcast Minding the Brain hosted by world-renowned experts and Carleton professors Kim Hellemans (Department of Neuroscience) and Jim Davies (Institute of Cognitive Science).

Minding the Brain is a show about the part of you that’s reading this right now: your brain! The standard format for the show has Hellemans and Davies interviewing each other and other specialists about a different mind-related topic every month. For example, in 2018, episodes covered issues such as concussions, drugs, and how we imagine our futures.

Minding the Brain

For this special live recording episode of the podcast titled “20 Questions with Kim and Jim”, the award-winning Hellemans and Davies will answer your questions, any and all, about the brain.

You are encouraged to submit your questions in advance of the event by tweeting to @MindingtheBrain or through the registration form below.

Once Hellemans and Davies have answered the 20 submitted questions, they will open up the floor to our live audience.  A post-recording reception with drinks and snacks will offer guests the opportunity to chat and pick the brains of the podcast’s hosts.

Join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science for a fun and fascinating evening on Monday, September 10, 2018, from 6-8 pm in Dunton Tower, room 2017.

Everyone from the Carleton community and beyond is invited, and admission is free of charge.


Dr. Jim Davies (Photo Credit: Chris Roussakis)

Dr. Jim Davies (Photo Credit: Roussakis Photography)

Dr. Jim Davies is a professor of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is the author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe.

Dr. Kim Hellemans (Photo Credit: Roussakis Photography)

Dr. Kim Hellemans (Photo Credit: Roussakis Photography)

Dr. Kim Hellemans is a senior instructor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. She has received several prestigious teaching awards that recognize her passion and dedication to university teaching, including the Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching Award and the Capital Educator’s Award.

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