Holy science, Batman! UVic researcher hosts panel into Dark Knights brain

The Caped Crusader isn’t just a crime fighter.Batman is also the perfect entry point for scientific debate and curiosity, according to a University of Victoria neuroscientist who is hosting “An Evening With Batman’s Brain” next month with some of the foremost superhero academics around.Paul Zehr already teaches a course on the science of Batman and has published a book exploring whether the human body can sustain the training – and abuse – required to become a real-life superhero, but his March 16 panel with U.S. researchers Travis Langley and Mark White promises to deliver more real-world “POW” for pop culture and science fans.“The cool angle around this stuff is that it’s from the perspective of Batman’s brain,” said Zehr. “We’ve got the psychological stuff coming from Travis Langley’s perspective. We’ve…


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