Discussion with the author of WISDOM: From Philosophy to Neuroscience

Sponsored by Stanford Center on Longevity


Thursday, March 18, 2010
7:00 pm –
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Wallenberg Hall, first floor (Peter Wallenberg Learning Theater)
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Award-winning science writer Stephen S. Hall, who writes about the intersection of science and society, will discuss his new book, "WISDOM: From Philosophy to Neuroscience," in this talk sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity.

The book examines ancient concepts of wisdom through the lens of modern brain science. The book is based in part on “The Older-and-Wiser Hypothesis,” a New York Times Magazine article in 2007 that featured research by Center on Longevity director Laura Carstensen. Hall's book expands on the ideas in that article to present a deeper view of the science of wisdom.

Hall served as an editor and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine from 1997-2000.

The Stanford Center on Longevity studies the nature and development of the entire human life span and looks for innovative ways to use science and technology to solve the problems of people over 50 and improve the well-being of people of all ages.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public. Reservations are not required but are appreciated for planning purposes. If you are planning to attend or have questions, please contact Jill Chinen at info-longevity@stanford.edu.

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