Harvard University, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Centre, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more upgradable than ever. But how much can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process?
The award-winning documentary Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.
Harvard University, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Presented by the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Colloquium Series
Guest presenter: Dr. Fenna Krienen Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Genetics Harvard Medical School
Abstract: The expansion of the neocortex in primates has led to the emergence of brain regions that have specialized functions and connectivity, are important for cognition, and are compromised in brain disorders. What are the genetic and cellular bases for the reorganization and increased capability...