Syntax/Synapse: “How We See” with Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Gross

10/24/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Our Syntax/Synapse series continues with National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates (A Book of American Martyrs) and her husband, the neuroscientist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at PrincetonCharles Gross (Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neuroscience). They will discuss how the brain perceives and interprets what we see, and how writers interpret their visual sense.


Syntax/Synapse is a series of programs and essays exploring the intersections between literature and neuroscience, presented in partnership with the Princeton Social Neuroscience Lab and YHouse. Syntax/Synapse is generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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