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Friday Tea with Elizabeth Johnson

Friday, December 7 2018 • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

College Hall

Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson is the executive director and a senior fellow of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative. Students and faculty looking to get more involved with the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative should contact her directly. She received an A.B. in Psychobiology at Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in Neural Science at New York University. Before moving to Penn, she was the Associate Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University’s School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying vision and visual behavior, from retinal and early visual cortical physiology in animal models to eye tracking to investigate how human observers look and visually navigate through the world and the role of social cognition in these processes. She has a long-time interest in how our perception of visual art informs how we see. ~~ Afternoon Teas with Philo provide an opportunity for anyone to interact with a distinguished visitor in an informal setting. Located in Philo's Harrison Presidential Library, 4th Floor College Hall, teas generally consist of a short talk followed by a Q&A session. Treats and teas (of course!) will be served. All are welcome. Kojo Minta ’11 ( 1987-2011) was one of Philomathean Society’s most active and passionate Tea Chairs, whose wit, thoughtfulness and brilliance became a standard of character in the Society. The Kojo Minta Memorial Tea Series is named in his honor. Philo is a student group for those who like ideas. We host and arrange events, teas, discussions, debates, exhibitions, and more.

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