Roles of Nature and Nurture in Personality Traits
- Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- Belgrade, MT
Join Wonderlust for an evening with John Miller, Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at MSU, and Chrysti Smith, host of the KGLT-FM radio series 'Chrysti the Wordsmith'.
Tuesday, October 3 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Belgrade Community Library
106 N Broadway
Although every person is unique, we tend to sort ourselves into different general categories based on a few aspects of our personalities - extrovert or introvert, for example, or conservative or liberal. This presentation will explore questions such as: What does current research say about whether our individual sets of personality attributes are determined by nature or nurture? In either case, is there an associated difference in our brain “wiring”? If so, is there evidence that such differences are inherited?
This program is FREE and open to the public.
John Miller is an Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at MSU, and was a College of Letters and Science Distinguished Professor. His primary research focused on the biological mechanisms underlying information processing in nervous systems. His educational background includes degrees in physics and biology, with postdoctoral research in computational neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health. In 1997, Miller moved to MSU from UC Berkeley to establish the Center for Computational Biology. He has had a long-standing interest in the cognitive neuroscience of music, language and art.
Chrysti M. Smith holds a BS degree in Anthropology from MSU, but is far better known as the writer and host of “Chrysti the Wordsmith,” a daily 2-minute radio series recorded at KGLT-FM and syndicated on several radio markets across the West. What began as a student project for a linguistics class became Smith’s vocation: that of turning dictionary entries into radio stories. Smith is a native of Poplar, Montana, and now lives in Belgrade.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Keiley McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-388-4346.
This program is sponsored by First Interstate Bank.