A public lecture by Professor Peter Meineck (Classics, New York University).

5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12

Whitley Auditorium

 

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Ancient Minds, Modern Science: What Neuroscience, Psychology, and Cognitive Studies can tell us about antiquity

A public lecture by Professor Peter Meineck (Classics, New York University). 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12 Whitley Auditorium  

In this illustrated talk, Professor Peter Meineck will explain how the application of some of the latest research findings from the interconnected fields of neuroscience, psychology and cognitive theory can help us to better understand the ancient world.

The emotional effect of the ancient Greek theatre will be suggested as a case study to examine the question: how did the cultural invention of one ancient Greek city-state some 2,500 years ago come to have such a profound and lasting influence on so many other cultures since?

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Fund for Excellence in the Arts & Science, the Classical Studies Program, and the Neuroscience Program.