By Matt Herrington – Collegiate Staff
Grand Rapids Community College’s next Diversity Lecture Series event will feature a lecture about loneliness and brain health by social neuroscientist and author, John Cacioppo on October 25 at the Fountain Street Church.
Wednesday, Cacioppo will be discussing loneliness and brain health from a scientific standpoint, and shedding light on the deeper effects loneliness has on individuals.
The Diversity Lecture Series, presented by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for equity and inclusion, is a community event, that gives community members a chance to come together and be exposed to new ideas and perspectives about the world. The lectures allow people to recognize how different topics are related to one another, and then discuss those topics.
Understanding the science behind mental health as well as the effects of loneliness are critical pieces of knowledge that can help promote better living habits and behaviors if recognized and handled correctly in society. During the lecture, Cacioppo intends to educate the audience about these subjects and allow those in attendance to share their outlook on the way they play a role in everyone’s personal life, along with the role they play in society as a cohesive whole.
The lecture will be taking place at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.