The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neurosciencelaunches a new season of its popular public lecture series in January – with the addition of performances by distinguished musicians.
In the first of four events in the “Science Meets Music” series, MPFI Scientific Director David Fitzpatrick will present “Fantastic Journey: A Guided Tour of the Cerebral Cortex.” The largest and most complex area of the human brain, the cerebral cortex is a communication network whose activity is the basis for much of our conscious experience--our sensations, our thoughts, our language, our decisions, and our movements. Dr. Fitzpatrick will discuss landmark discoveries and the latest research that is advancing our knowledge of how the brain works.
Two award-winning musicians, presented by the American Friends of Kronberg Academy, will also perform: Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovksy Competition in Russia, will play violin. Yoonie Han, a South Korean musician who has won top prizes in international competitions, will play piano.