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God & the Human Mind: How do cognitive science and neuroscience interface with religion?”

January 27th at 7 PM EST via Zoom.

We will discuss some of the latest research regarding the cognitive science and neuroscience of religion and what implications those findings might have for religious belief.

Featured panelists include:

The evening will include presentations from, discussion among, and a time of questions for the panelists. Afterward, guests will participate in mixed discipline and mixed university breakout rooms to continue the conversation.

Registration will be open after Thanksgiving.  If you would like to receive an invitation and/or would like to invite a colleague to participate with you, then please let me know: Jarrod _ Lynn @ brown . edu

After you register, your confirmation email will have a secure Zoom link for the virtual roundtable event, and a link for adding this event to your online calendar.

[i] Roundtables are open in the great city of Chicago at UC and Northwestern, and at the colonial foundations of learning at Penn, Princeton and Rutgers, and amidst the restorative valleys and pastures of Cornell and Duke. Originating in Cambridge at Harvard & MIT, BU and Tufts, and among The Amherst Colleges, The Roundtable caught on at Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Yale, seating thousands of faculty for in-person Roundtable conversations in its 18 years.

More about the Roundtables: 

This event is complimentary for all who attend. The series of roundtable events are sponsored and funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries related to the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. Additional funding has been provided by generous scholars and foundations invested in the intersection of science and faith.

Templeton is interested in Providence expanding on an experience that began in Amherst and Cambridge, MA. Since 2005, hundreds of Harvard and MIT professors have engaged in Roundtable faculty-seminar dinner-discussions, experiencing the potential to bring added depth to their lives as scholars and educators. Sponsored by Christian chairpersons and dedicated to fostering dialogue that explores the intersection of current academic thought and every shade of religious and nonreligious thought on issues related to science and religion, invitations are not pre-sorted in alignment with any particular perspective. Select community leaders are also invited to ensure a diversity of religious points of view.

The Providence Roundtable is co-chaired by:

The Providence Roundtable Coordinator is Jarrod Lynn (Brown ’05, M’07), Religious Life Affiliate at Brown University. Please contact him directly with your questions and inquiries: Jarrod _ Lynn @

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