Biological and Cognitive Underpinnings of Religious Fundamentalism – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Dr. Nancy Church and Charles Jett were delighted to host Dr. Jordan Grafman, Neuropsychologist and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAL) and a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

As the leader of a major international project on the neural basis of human beliefs, he discussed the findings and conclusions that addressed the question:

Is there any correlation between an individual’s cognitive and neural pathways and his/her religious beliefs?

You can view a MS Powerpoint slideshow of his research results by clicking HERE.

Diderot String Quartet Salon – Spectacular!

Thank you, Adriane Post, Johanna Novom, Kyle Miller & Paul Dwyer for your spectacular performance last night! All of the guests enjoyed their interactions with you – before and after you knocked their socks off with your artistry. Thank you for interacting with them with your explanations of your pieces and instruments. You would have made the old philosopher Goethe proud – you truly demonstrated that chamber music is really a “conversation among very intelligent people!” WELL DONE!!

Spektral Quartet Returns!

The return of the Spektral Quartet was fabulous. The artists, Clara Lyon, Maeve Feinberg, Doyle Armbrust and Russell Rolen performed flawlessly and their warm interaction with the guests both during and after the performance made the evening so very special.

We hope to have the ensemble return in the Spring of 2020! They were a HIT! Thank you, Clara, Maeve, Doyle and Russ!!

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Up Close and Personal

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Up Close and Personal

Come join Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Neurologist Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, on Friday, February 23, 2018 for a discussion about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Up Close and personal.

Lt. Governor Sanguinetti

Dr. Neelum Aggarwal

This will be an exciting evening of conversation and discussion about Multiple Sclerosis (MS)—a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

Dr. Aggarwal, an internationally renowned neurologist, scientist and author will provide the medical perspective of MS—how the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will then discus her personal encounter with MS, how it has affected her life and how she is meeting the challenge in a highly productive and successful manner.

Following the remarks of Dr. Aggarwal and Lt. Governor Sanguinetti, there will be ample time for informal questions and answers.

The event will take place at the residence of Dr. Nancy RG Church and Charles Jett at 180 East Pearson Street, Unit 3301, in Chicago.

If you would like to be invited, send e-mail through the “Contact Us” page.