Toward an Integrative Account of the Human Person

13 October 2023

An SJC Speaker Series Event with Dr. Sofia Carozza.
Co-sponsored with the Society of Catholic Scientists.

When: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4:00pm

Where: SJC Boardroom and on Zoom (Register here in advance)

Discourse at the intersection of neuroscience and religion often stalls at questions about their compatibility, likely due to the prevalence of the (false) conflict model of science and faith. However, moving beyond compatibility to integration opens an enriching expanse of inquiry. Specifically, discoveries in the neural and cognitive sciences are increasingly characterizing the brain as a situated, relational, and dynamic organ. These data, which accord exceptionally well with a Christian theological anthropology, offer us the possibility of deepening our self-understanding as persons and improving our practical and pastoral decision-making.

Reception to follow.


Dr. Sofia Carozza is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School. She uses computational modelling to study the role of the early environment in the development of the human brain.