How complex is the brain? The cerebral cortex of a typical human is estimated to contain 15-33 billion neurons, each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. And that's just the beginning of what makes the brain special.
It's our most vital organ and thus deserves our full attention. The Mensa Foundation's 2015 Colloquium — Brain Health: Research, Challenges and Breakthroughs — concentrates on that mysterious gray matter that houses our intelligence and our amazing human potential.
Join us June 30 in Louisville, Ky., for a stimulating and insightful day of learning about the state of the 21st century brain.
Colloquium annually provides Mensans and the public alike with the opportunity to gather with industry experts, noted authors and scientists to take an intense look at socially relevant topics. Past colloquia have examined the arts, gifted children, biosafety, humor, video gaming, climate change and forensics.
Hear from past attendees...
I took eight pages of notes. Highlights: women as gamers; young gamers and school issues; the reward structure of the Sims™; the people [from the industry] who knew each other at least slightly and were happy to disagree in a civilized way.