Better Learning With Beer!

Real-Life Monsters: Psychopathy and the Neuroscience of Morality

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $15* general admission,
$8 students with ID, All Ages
Buy Tickets Online or at the Aladdin box office

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, & sodas, as well as pizza and snacks like candy bars and mixed nuts.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Why do some people live lawful lives, while others gravitate toward repeated criminal behavior? Do people choose to be moral or immoral, or is morality simply a genetically inherited function of the brain? Research suggests that psychopathy as a biological condition explained by defective neural circuits that mediate empathy, but what does that mean when neuroscience is used as evidence in criminal court? Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Octavio Choi will explore how emerging neuroscience challenges long-held assumptions underlying the basis—and punishment—of criminal behavior.

This will cover some of the material presented at the talk at the Alberta Rose Theatre on April 24, 2018.

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*A note on the ticket price: We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if the ticket price is a hardship for you, please contact info@viaproductions.org for reduced-price tickets.