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March 30, 2020

Link to Eric Leonardis interviewed on Beth Accomando's Cinema Junkie broadcast on KPBS Midday Edition.

Longer podcast version: coming soon! 


"Many people are turning to movies as distraction while sheltering at home. Neuroscientist Eric Leonardis sugge...

January 24, 2020

Eric Leonardis gave a talk about the limits of time travel at the Secret Society of Adultologists: Time Machine event at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park on Friday, January 24th, 2020! Given Einstein's theory of relativity, traveling to the future is...

July 20, 2019

Eric Leonardis recently joined National Geographic and Nerd Nite San Diego during San Diego Comic Con to talk about brain-computer interfaces: applications and ethical conundrums! With all of the new innovation in neurotechnology, what about issues of ethics and privac...

May 3, 2019

The Reel Science Film Series returns for its third edition with a new slate of science-fiction movies every Friday of May. Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented...

October 8, 2018

BrainScratch returned to Dirtybird Campout (West Coast)! Our Science campers built and raced their very own robots! Each Robot was created on Friday to compete in the Robot Race Tournament on Saturday! It was such a blast!

September 23, 2017

As any good camp counselor knows, no summer camping experience is complete without the time-honored tradition of getting a little nerdy. This year at Dirtybird Campout a team of house-bumping scientists will be hosting a themed section of the camp, the Science LaB, foc...

March 27, 2017

BrainScratch celebrated skepticism and the round spherical earth at Desert Hearts 2017!


Fernando Contreras "Artificial Intelligence and Biological Complexity"

What is AI actually? Are there really super intelligent artificial systems bound on world domination,...

May 26, 2016

At LIB 2016 BrainScratch founders Steven Kerns and Eric Leonardis spoke at the Mystery School and demonstrated the links between music festivals, cognition, and ecology. Inspired by the principle of empowering people through knowledge, they closed their talk with oppor...

March 20, 2016

Rana Haddad and Steven Kerns gave talks at Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland about the bodies chemical responses to the stimulation provided by music festivals and viewing Earth as a system.

Steven Kerns

“Multi-Disciplinary Problem Solving: Rainforests, Satellites, and Activ...

November 7, 2015

At the Desert Hearts 3 Year Anniversary our collective was given a small centrally-located venue close to the main stage. Presentations were given on the neuroscience of vibes, the psychology of sustainable living, rainforest ecology, and the state of environmental inf...

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