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Oct 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm

The Science of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse


A talk by Cognitive Science Professor, Dr. Bradley Voytek. Even if you’ve never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? By combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Prof. Voytek shows how zombism can be understood via modern neuroscience. Free lunch provided to the first 60 guests!

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Date and Time

Oct 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm


Cognitive Science Building / Room 003

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

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CogSci Dept    858-534-6775


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Cognitive Science at UC San Diego

Event Category

Talks and Lectures