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    Name: Talking with TED
    Date: June 13, 2017
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
    Event Description:
    Enjoy a cup of coffee while we watch and discuss Dan Gilbert's The Surprising Science of Happiness. Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned. Please register in advance for all events, even those that are offered at no charge. It is important for planning purposes. Also, if an event is cancelled, we will notify those who are registered. ONLINE registration closes 24 hours prior to the actual start of the event. If the event is on Monday, ONLINE registration closes on Friday. If you miss that deadline and want to come, please call us at 630-402-0429 to ensure that there is still space available. Register at http://www.do-over.me/registering-for-events Excerpts from the talk: "Well, it turns out when brains triple in size, they don't just get three times bigger; they gain new structures. And one of the main reasons our brain got so big is because it got a new part, called the "frontal lobe." Particularly, a part called the "pre-frontal cortex." What does a pre-frontal cortex do for you that should justify the entire architectural overhaul of the human skull in the blink of evolutionary time?" "It turns out the pre-frontal cortex does lots of things, but one of the most important things it does is an experience simulator. Pilots practice in flight simulators so that they don't make real mistakes in planes. Human beings have this marvelous adaptation that they can actually have experiences in their heads before they try them out in real life. This is a trick that none of our ancestors could do, and that no other animal can do quite like we can. It's a marvelous adaptation. It's up there with opposable thumbs and standing upright and language as one of the things that got our species out of the trees and into the shopping mall." Join us for the entire talk and leave with fascinating new insights. Please register in advance for all events, even those that are offered at no charge. It is important for planning purposes. Also, if an event is cancelled, we will notify those who are registered. ONLINE registration closes 24 hours prior to the actual start of the event. If the event is on Monday, ONLINE registration closes on Friday. If you miss that deadline and want to come, please call us at 630-402-0429 to ensure that there is still space available. Register at http://www.do-over.me/registering-for-events
    Location:
    do-over.me 1141 Commerce Dr. Geneva, IL 60134
    Date/Time Information:
    6/13/2017 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Contact Information:
    Cynthia K Wade
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE
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