Neuroscience and Art Salon with Dr. Jaya Viswanathan at the Cleveland Park Public Library

By Editorial Team on March 4, 2024
Image was created by Dr. Jaya Viswanathan, who has given permission for these images to be used by East City Art in any event announcement of the Neuroscience and Art Salon on March 10, 2024, at the Cleveland Park Public Library.
Talk: Sunday, March 10 at 3pm

Explore the marvels of the mind with a free Neuroscience and Art Salon on March 10, 2024, at the Cleveland Park Public Library.

To kick off Brain Awareness Week, all are invited to join neuroscientist and artist Jaya Viswanathan and award-winning journalist Kate Woodsome in an expansive conversation as they explore sensory systems across the animal kingdom as well as how art and science can enhance mental health.

This is a free public discussion held as part of Brain Awareness Week, a global outreach effort supported by the Dana Foundation to foster an enthusiasm for neuroscience. Talk begins at 3 p.m. on March 10 at Cleveland Park Library. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Jaya Viswanathan is a neuroscientist and artist whose research has explored how brains interpret the world through vision and audition. She has also written and illustrated Baby Senses: A Sensory Neuroscience Primer for All Ages, a picture book designed to excite curiosity among children and adults in neuroscience. Dr. Viswanathan earned her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Toulouse, France, and currently works as a contractor supporting programmatic efforts focused on Alzheimer’s at the National Institute on Aging. She also serves as the Programs Chair for the Alliance for Women’s Alzheimer’s Researchers (AWARE) and as a Neuronline Community Leader for the Society for Neuroscience.

Kate Woodsome is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work explores the connection between our mental health and the health of our democracy. Most recently with the Washington Post, she pioneered a mental health column and was part of the team that received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol attack.

To learn more about the speakers, please visit babysensesbook.com and katewoodsome.net.

Event details are available at https://babysensesbook.com/events/

Cleveland Park Public Library
3310 Connecticut Avenue NW