University neuroscience researcher talks about brain imaging

Lily Katz The Beckman Institute sits north of the Engineering Quad in Champaign Oct. 4. Jessica Berbey, Staff WriterNovember 7, 2016 Beckman Institute senior scientist Ed Maclin led a lecture on neuroscience titled “A Random Walk through the Brain” on Friday at the McKinley Foundation Church. He spoke about the importance of studying the brain and the impacts of research on treating mental illness.   “We study the brain to understand mental illness and ourselves,” Maclin said. “We need to understand ourselves as biological beings before interacting with each other,” Maclin said. As a teen he stumbled across a few books that laid the foundation for his fascination in science and philosophy: Bertrand Russell’s “A History of Western Philosophy” and “Human Knowledge” as well as Alfred Korzybski’s “Science and Sanity.”…

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