WHO:
Robert Bilder, Ph.D., is director of the Michael E. Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Before working at UCLA, Bilder held faculty positions at Columbia University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He wrote more than 100 articles that appear in peer-reviewed journals and is featured in 300 scientific presentations.

WHAT:
Bilder will deliver his lecture “Balancing Brain Stability and Flexibility for Creative Achievement,” which focuses on the brain’s role in creativity. Bilder and his team of investigators are seeking to understand the biological basis of creative thought, and have identified several cognitive dimensions that may underlie creative achievement in various arenas, including the arts, sciences, and business.

Bilder’s lecture is part of Azusa Pacific University's first celebration of Brain Awareness Week (BAW). BAW is a global initiative aimed at advancing public awareness of the brain and neuroscience research. APU is hosting a series of three lectures by noted neuroscientists, all geared toward non-scientific audiences. Each lecture includes a question-and-answer session with the speaker.

WHEN:
Mon., March 12, 2012
4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Darling Library Rotunda
West Campus
701 E. Foothill Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702