Science on Tap: Seth Kane, “Thinking Outside the Jar: Exploring the Neurophysiology of the Creative Genius”

Science on Tap

Date: October 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.

National Mechanics
22 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106



Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. 

This month’s event, “Thinking Outside the Jar: Exploring the Neurophysiology of the Creative Genius,” is an illustrated talk by independent researcher and prosthetics designer Seth Kane, owner and lead fabricator of the New Flesh Workshop.

Examination of Albert Einstein’s brain, provided by the Mütter Museum under a Wood Fellowship grant, yielded evidence of cell growth up until his death. How did he foster this growth? What about his life and methods led to these changes in physiology? This talk focuses on how joy, imagination, and diligent mental exercise contribute to physiological changes in the brain, optimizing it for creativity.

About the speaker

Seth Kane has been studying biotechnology since age nine. After attending school for biomedical engineering and receiving hands-on training in prosthetics fabrication, he opened the New Flesh Workshop. The NFW creates customized prosthetic designs to allow amputees to feel more connected to their devices by making them into functional works of art.

Presented by the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Open to the public (age 21+ or accompanied by chaperone 25 years or older).

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