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Brainwave: Mind Over Matter

If you are only now catching up with Brainwave, or you want to revisit some of the best of the last seven years, this ten-episode DVD is available at the museum’s Shop or online at http://acornonline.com/brainwave/p/brainwave/

 

What happens in our brains when we attempt to overcome adversity, survive tests of endurance and stay focused under pressure? This is the subject of the seventh annual Brainwave, a series of on-stage conversations, films and experiences.

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Brainwave programs tend to sell out, so advance purchase is strongly recommended.  To receive updates, join the Brainwave mailing list: sign up here.

Leading Sponsor

MetLife Foundation

 

Featured Events

 

Buy Tickets TALK | Friday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Math Genius
Jason Padgett + neuroscientist Heather Berlin
$25 | Learn More


Buy Tickets TALK | Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
The Congressman
Tim Ryan + cognitive scientist Emma Seppala
$20 | Learn More

 

Recent Events

TALK | Monday, January 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Performance Artist
Isabella Rossellini + cognitive scientist Diana Reiss


TALK | Saturday, January 11, 6:00 p.m.
The Cellist
Cellist Maya Beiser + cognitive psychologist Jamshed Bharucha


TALK | Friday, January 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Ballet Dancer 
Wendy Whelan + neuropsychologist Mark Solms


TALK | Saturday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.
The Social Worker for the Blind 
Sabriye Tenberken, with writer Rosemary Mahoney + neuropsychologist Sabine Kastner


TALK | Friday, January 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Basketball Champion
Walt Frazier + neuroscientist Paul Glimcher


TALK | Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Photographer 
Frédéric Lagrange + cognitive scientist John J. Sakon


TALK | Saturday, February 8, 3:00 p.m.
The Monk 
The Venerable Metteyya + neurosurgeon Philip Stieg


TALK | Saturday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Actor

Giancarlo Esposito + neuroscientist Moran Cerf


TALK | Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
The TM Teacher
Bob Roth + experimental psychologist Barry Cohen


TALK | Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Zen Teacher

Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi + neuroscientist Brent A. Field


TALK | Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Teacher 
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang + neuroscientist Zoran Josipovic


TALK | Saturday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.
The Astronaut 
Scott Parazynski + psychologist Tracy Dennis


TALK | Monday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Mogul
Russell Simmons + cognitive neuroscientist David Vago


TALK | Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
The Activist 
Zainab Salbi + neuroscientist Dean Haycock


TALK | Saturday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
The Philosopher 
Rebecca Goldstein + neuroscientist Antonio Damasio


TALK | Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Face Transplant Surgeon 
Eduardo Rodriguez + neuroscientist Timothy Buschman


TALK | Sunday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.
The Poker Player 
Vanessa Selbst + psychologist John D. Mayer


TALK | Friday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
The Yoga Teacher
Elena Brower + Kenneth Perrine

 

Past Conversations

Neurologist Demetrios Kapagiannis asks Karma Trinlay Rinpoche the hard questions about consciousness, enlightenment and rebirth in last year’s series on Ignorance.

In Memoriam

Lou Reed took part in the very first Brainwave in 2008 in which he talked about composing, meditation and tai chi. Here is a video of highlights of that session.

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