You and Your Brain

May 2, 2024

Featuring Dr. Chantel Prat, University of Washington professor, neuroscientist, and author of “The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours”

No two human brains are the same. Why are our mental quirks so unique?

Our Women Living a Richer Life client community welcomes Dr. Prat for a lively and informative discussion about her book “The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours.” We’ll explore how the human brain works, how it helps us survive, and what makes each brain so unique. According to Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of  Think Again, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife – Dr. Prat has written “the smartest, clearest, and funniest book I’ve ever read about the brain.”

Dr. Prat’s work explores the question: “Why are people so often convinced that they’re right?”

“How do different brains make different inferences in the same situation,” said Dr. Prat. “I want to help people relax their view that their reality is the only reality. If we can understand the ways that different brains understand the world, it might help us connect with and understand others who work differently.”

Tama Smith, Head of Women Living a Richer Life will interview Dr. Prat and explore insights on:

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses of your brain
  • Learning what might be going on in other people’s brains
  • How our brains work in relation to money and financial matters

Meet the Featured Speaker 
Chantel Prat, author of The Neuroscience of You, is a Professor at the University of Washington with appointments in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. Her interdisciplinary research funded by the Office of Naval Research investigates how variable brain designs combine with our lifetime of experiences to shape the unique way each person understands the world and operates in it. She is the recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Health, speaks internationally, and has appeared on a number of media outlets including PBS, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, and Travel + Leisure.

“In my life and in my research, I strive to understand things that are different from me. It helps me feel connected.” – Dr. Chantel Prat


Dr. Chantel Prat

Professor, Neuroscientist, Author

Tama Smith

Head of WLRL