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Talk: The Neuroscience of Creativity with Dr. Jonathan Iliff
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrom £12.24
It’s magic, to make something out of nothing. Science can reveal how the brain does this amazing trick! In this talk, Dr Jonathan Iliff shows you what we know about the neuroscience of creativity.
It is the process that sees something arrive in the brain and be transformed into a work of art, a wonder of the world or even into a thought about whether we need more milk. You will learn about the brain processes that create new ideas and power our imagination, including our fantasies. Exploring these neuronal processes will help us understand creativity and who we really are as humans.
For the hundred billion neurons in each ball of brain that make us human, creativity is something inherent and essential. The brain creates stuff out of the neverlands of our subconscious for a purpose, to help us survive and thrive in the dance of life.
Come on in. Let’s explore some marvellous things.
You will leave knowing…
– What creativity is.
– How creativity works in the brain.
– Which parts of the brain are involved in creativity.
– The different types of creativity.
– What we can do to encourage our creativity, based on neuroscience.
Doors open at 7 pm, talk starts at 7.30 pm – come down early to grab a good seat!
Dr Jonathan Iliff is a psychiatrist and medical doctor in the NHS, with a background in neuroscience and psychedelic drug research. Jonathan has been an associate researcher with the psychedelic research group attached to King’s College, was the founder and chair of the UCL Society for the Application of Psychedelics and has worked with prominent figures in the field. His research focused on the use of psychedelic compounds, like LSD and psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – a promising new treatment for depression. Today his focus is clinical – focusing on helping people, and their problems in the here and now.