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LAF&SF Features Bob Fuselier 6 P.M. Wednesday

on June 24, 2019 - 7:41am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak on ‘Neuroscience and Emotions’ this Wednesday at the LAF&SF at the Unitarian Church. Courtesy/LAF&SF

LAF&SF News:

Los Alamos scientist Nels Hoffman spoke to a full house Wednesday at the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum’s Summer Series (LAF&SF).

The theme of the summer series is “Are You a Robot? Brain, Mind and Soul” and Hoffman spoke on the topic of “Neuroplasticity: How the Mind Changes the Brain”.

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos will speak this Wednesday on “Neuroscience and Emotions”.

Fuselier’s abstract states: In his landmark publication Affective Neuroscience: The Foundation of Human and Animal Emotions, Jaak Panksepp provides overwhelming evidence that our major emotional systems are discrete and fixed neural circuits that are conserved extremely well across mammalian and avian species. Using the information Panksepp has provided, I will describe how these neural systems dictate much of our behavior and do so typically without our awareness. Using Gospel passages, I’ll present how Jesus often addressed these same emotional systems and how our blindness to their influence affects our lives.

The meetings take place at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop. The evening begins with a light supper at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, with the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions and table discussions.

For more information check out the Los Alamos faith and Science Forum website at