Popular Lectures Series in October

This month, the Popular Mechanics lectures will look at imagination and the most important discoveries in the entire history of astrophysics. The lectures will be held at the 35MM movie theater at 47 Ulitsa Pokrovka and will start at 7:30 p.m.

On Oct. 9, psycho-physiologist Alexander Vartanov will examine the topic, “Imagination and reality.” Why do we need imagination, and what role does it play? Should we develop our imagination, and what would happen if we were to “turn it off?”

A new cycle of lectures by physiologist Vyacheslav Dubynin will begin on Oct. 16. Dubynin will give listeners a solid understanding of how the human brain is built and functions. In the first lecture, Dubynin will answer such questions as: How are we similar to computers and how do we differ from them? Why are the hemispheres of the brain convoluted? Is it true that our brains change significantly in old age?

On Oct. 23, listeners will learn about the most important discoveries in the entire history of astrophysics. How and when were the moons of Jupiter and Uranus discovered? Who “finds” planets on which life could theoretically exist, and how many of them are similar to Earth? Answers to those questions will be provided by astrophysicist Sergei Popov.

On Oct. 30, physiologist Vyacheslav Dubynin will continue his lecture cycle with a talk on reflexes. Is it really true that “the spine is behind half of all illnesses”? Can the work of the heart be controlled? Is it possible to cheat a lie detector? Why do we fall asleep and wake up?

Tickets are on sale at the movie theater box office. Additional information can be found at www.popmech.ru.

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