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YOUR LYING BRAIN AND THE BIOLOGY OF VOTING
October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Belfast writer Nancy Mimeles Carey will offer a talk titled, “Your Lying Brain and the Biology of Voting,” on Tuesday, October 23rd , 6:30 pm at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street.
In the talk, Carey will explain how our fear of chaos and our need for stability
influence whom we choose at the ballot box. She will address the question “Do
conservatives and liberals differ psychologically and biologically?”
Carey’s presentation will be based in part on her interdisciplinary book, How
Story, God, and Your Lying Brain Turn Chaos into Order, which ties together such
diverse fields as cognitive science, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, the
anthropology of religion, linguistics, and fairy tales.
Carey has a master’s degree in English literature and has published in the Boston
Globe and the New Haven Register. Before moving to Belfast, she ran a salon on
literary theory in Cambridge, Mass., and she has taught theory at Belfast’s Senior
College. Carey is a founding member of the Midcoast Exploration of
Consciousness, where’s she’s spoken on shamanism and on the brain and fiction.
The talk is free and open to all. For more information, please call the library at
338-3884 ext 10.