We’ve all heard the phrase, “monkey see, monkey do.” But did you know that it applies to humans as well, likely due to our brain’s commonality with primates. In fact, the reasons you process and act on much of the information you receive every day have a great deal to do with monkeys foraging for food in trees. Steve Saltwick will share information about how your brain works, as well as offer some tips for keeping it healthy.
Prior to the meeting, Steve invites you to take a tour of “4,000 Years of Brain Research in 20 Minutes” at this YouTube video:
The video explains why lions don’t eat everyone on a safari vehicle. It shows why you judge people differently if you are holding a cold drink in your hand. Find out what nuns do that prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Watch the video!
About Steve Saltwick
Steve graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., with a degree in Mathematics and Psychology. He participated in the Ph.D. program for BIOPSYCHOLOGY at the University of Texas at Austin and published several scientific papers in research journals such as SCIENCE and book chapters from Academic Press.
His career in business spanned technical, product management and marketing management positions at Tandem Computer, Compaq Computers, HP and several startups. He has presented to industry forums on six continents. A displaced person from university research, he returned to the fold in 1979.
Steve has been married to Becky Maxwell Saltwick since 1973 and they have two children – both in the Austin area: Sarah, a playwright, and Eric, an accountant/programmer. Steve serves on the Board of Directors of two companies and is a founding organizer of the Central Texas Chapter of Better Angels – a grassroots organization dedicated to the revival of civil political discourse. Steve and Becky both love to travel and dote on their substitute grandchildren – two border collie dogs, KayLee and Wigan.
Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for the Blind.