October 7, 2010 – Hour 2

Today is the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War.  As the war stretches on and more and more troops are required, it has become common practice for the United States to redeploy members of the military who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Military Sexual Trauma.  We’re joined by Maggie Martin from Iraq Veterans Against the War to discuss their new campaign to end the practice of sending these wounded veterans back into war zones
Then, when we look at a beautiful painting, what happens to our brain?  How can architects combine an aesthetic sense of what will look good in a particular space with their knowledge of engineering?  What does poetry tell us about how our minds use language?  We tackle all that and more in this hour, when we talk to some of the participants in the upcoming The Science of the Arts speakers series.  The series will take place on October 20th and 21st at the Walters Art Museum, the Visionary Art Museum, and The Baltimore Museum of Art.  For more information, click here.
Our panel is:
Susan Magsamen, Co-director of the Neuro-Education Initiative at Johns Hopkins University
David Hess, a sculptor
Ed Connor, Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University
David Foster, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University
Barbara Landau, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University