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Lunch & Learn: Friendship & Your Brain

November 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Special Event featuring Michael Platt, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends in the intimate surroundings of the Argyle Club, while learning how to best support the development of healthy social relationships for yourself and those you care about.

We all need friends. Deeper and more numerous friendships promote health, well-being, survival, and even financial success. By contrast, social exclusion and loneliness evoke feelings of pain and ultimately declining health. In this talk, Professor Michael Platt will share his work exploring the biological mechanisms that mediate our ability and desire to connect and new applications of this knowledge to improve health, well-being, and business.

Gather your friends and share a table for this excellent opportunity to learn how to amplify your friendships! Plenty of time will be given for audience questions. Space is limited, so register early.

Ticket prices
$55 – Individual
$400 -Table of 8
Purchase tickets here.

Michael Platt, PhD
, is a neuroscientist whose work focuses on the brain’s decision-making processes. He has appointments in University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Neuroscience in the Perelman School of Medicine, the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton School.

Platt has served as Professor of Neurobiology, Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. Organizations such as the National Foundation, the Klingenstein Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation and the Department of Defense have supported his research, and he has been recognized in the New York Times, the Washington post, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, A`BC, BBC and PBS.

Platt has also served as the President of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology from Penn, and a BA in Biological Anthropology from Yale.


November 13, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Mind Science Foundation


Argyle Club, Slick-Urschel Room
934 Patterson Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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(210) 824-1496