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Back to Basics lecture links neuroscience with architecture

In March, over 200 people gathered on the Salk campus to hear Thomas Albright, professor and director of the Vision Center Laboratory and holder of the Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research, present a Back to Basics lecture. In an engrossing talk that prompted much discussion during the reception that followed, Albright explained how what neuroscientists are learning can help architects design buildings optimally suited for the humans inside them. Informed architects can manipulate light, sound, texture and space to design, for example, hospitals that promote healing or schools that enhance learning.

Audiences continue to grow for these biannual lectures that invite the public to hear about the dynamic research performed at the Salk Institute. There is no cost to attend. For more information about the next Back to Basics event, which will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2015, please contact Jennifer Rothrock at (858) 500-4881 or