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March 27, 2025 at 7:30PM

This program is 75-90 minutes with no intermission.

Come explore on a cellular level—the foundations of thoughts, emotions, and memories. The human brain is an electrical web of 100 trillion connections that has made everything possible, from campfires to lunar landers. Neuroscientist Steve Ramirez guides a journey through the most remarkable human organ to see what really makes us, us.

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Steve Ramirez creates and deletes memories in the brains of rodents. His eventual goal: to use his current work to wipe out bad memories and enhance good ones in humans to help alleviate symptoms associated with PTSD and depression. He is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Boston University and a former Junior Fellow at Harvard University. Ramirez received his B.A. in neuroscience from Boston University and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience at MIT. He has received the Smithsonian’s American Ingenuity Award and been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 list.