SCIENCE MATTERS: A Conversation Lab: Music, Meaning & Your Brain

SOLD OUT! Science Matters: A Conversation Lab | Music, Meaning & Your Brain | March 13

This event is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door.

The Franklin Institute invites you to a special Conversation Lab in partnership with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) and Penn Memory Center. In this interactive event, Chief Bioscientist Jayatri Das welcomes TimeSlips founder and MacArthur Fellow Anne Basting, along with physician-scientist Jason Karlawish, to explore how the arts can help us understand and support our minds as we age.  

The evening begins with a specially curated, self-guided tour of the Your Brain exhibit, followed by a short performance by cellist Zachary Mowitz. Basting and Karlawish will then lead an interactive exploration of how creativity nurtures the brain and builds community.  

TFI’s Conversation Lab event series is designed to discuss emerging science in a casual, conversational, and social way where you don’t have to be an expert to share your experiences. Learn, reflect, converse, and be a part of what matters in science.  

  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Explore Your Brain exhibit
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. Conversation Lab  

Cash bar with beverage and packaged snack options 
$20 non-members; $10 members  
Recommended for guests 16+ 

This Conversation Lab is part of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s Arts on the Mind Festival, offering events curated to understand the power of the arts to explore the human mind.  

Please note this is a seated event with limited capacity; additional tickets will not be available at the door once the event sells out. 

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