The Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior at the University of Chicago is creating an annual Neuroscience Public Lecture. This lecture is free and designed for a public audience to give insights into the progression of neuroscience research over the last few decades. Through this unique opportunity, the audience will learn about new discoveries in Neuroscience including cutting edge techniques and advancements about how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact to generate the mind. Using these methods, scientists strive to unravel the mysteries of the human brain. 

This year’s inaugural event will take place 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 16, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 East Randolph Street, Claudia Cassidy Theatre. Professor Bill Newsome of Stanford University will make a presentation, “Perceiving and Deciding: From Single Neurons to Brain Circuits.” Registration is required because of limited seating space. Please register at  A reception with free food and drinks will follow the presentation.