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How the Body Knows Its Mind

January 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


ISC is thrilled to host Dr.Sian Beilock, of The University of Chicago, for our first program of 2015 at a cool new science museum. Dr. Beilock will talk about her research in psychology and her new book, “How the Body Knows Its Mind” about how our body and our surroundings affect how we think, learn, and behave. Simple actions can have big effects on our ability to learn, perform and feel our best – we just have to know what they are.

Dr. Beilock’s talk will be at the new National Museum of Health & Medicine-Chicago, a unique space in the loop that enhances access to scientific data through large-scale digitization projects.  This program is free but space is limited so registration is required at BrainScience.eventbrite.com.  Please register there for yourself and any guests.


Sian Beilock is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure” and the many brain and body factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.

Beilock received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego and PhDs in both Kinesiology (sport science) and Psychology from Michigan State University. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Sian Beilock’s research is routinely covered in the media (e.g., CNN, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal). She was highlighted as one of four “Rising Stars” across all academic disciplines by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2005 and received an award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science in 2011.  Dr. Beilock runs the Human Performance Lab at The University of Chicago.


January 27, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Illinois Science Council


National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago
175 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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