Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch? What’s really happening in our brains as we immerse ourselves in the lives being acted out on screen? These are the questions that Washington University in St. Louis neuroscientist Jeffrey M. Zacks, PhD, explores in his new book, “Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.”
Each month, the series, sponsored by Alumni & Development Programs, presents a different film by an acclaimed international travel expert. From the magic of Malaysia to the fabled city of Shangri-La, let St. Louis’ oldest and best-known travel lecture series take you on a world tour no tourist could ever see alone.