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Enhancing Moods, One Brain Chip At A Time: The Science of Anil Menon’s The Robots of Eden
We’ve all been a part of conversations where one side says, “Now, let’s be rational”—but what if a brain implant helped you stay calm and focused, no matter the situation? Would you choose to be ‘Enhanced,’ or would you want to maintain access to your fullest range of emotions, no matter the consequences? Join speculative fiction author Anil Menon and neuroscience researcher and artist Suzanne Dikker as they explore the scientific topics in Menon’s story, The Robots of Even, featured in SciFri Book Club’s book choice, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. You’ll even have a chance to ask a question to our guests!

Attendees are encouraged to read 'The Robots of Eden' in advance, as we will include questions and thoughts from audience members.

This program will be viewable post-event via SciFri’s YouTube page.

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ABOUT ‘EXPLORING NEW SUNS’: Science Friday has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to host a series of virtual events that focus on stories from New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. Each evening, we will discuss a story from New Suns, and the author will be joined by a scientist who can shed more light on the concepts explored. It’s SciArts magic streamed right into the comfort of your own space!

Feb 4, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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