Brainwave: Mind Over Matter
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.
Brainwave programs tend to sell out, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. To receive updates, join the Brainwave mailing list: sign up here.
SOLD OUT TALK | Monday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Russell Simmons + cognitive neuroscientist David Vago
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SOLD OUT TALK | Saturday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.
Rebecca Goldstein + neuroscientist Antonio Damasio
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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.
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.
Frédéric Lagrange + cognitive scientist John J. Sakon
TALK | Saturday, February 8, 3:00 p.m.
The Venerable Metteyya + neurosurgeon Philip Stieg
TALK | Saturday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
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.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang + neuroscientist Zoran Josipovic
Cabaret Cinema: "Mind Over Matter"
January 3 – March 28, 2014
A film series about perseverance and the power of focus.
Lunch Matters: "Best of Brainwave"
February 5 - 26, 2014
In February, Lunch Matters will screen recordings from past conversations in the Brainwave series exploring the workings of the mind. Each film is followed by a moderated discussion session with the audience.
Neurologist Demetrios Kapagiannis asks Karma Trinlay Rinpoche the hard questions about consciousness, enlightenment and rebirth in last year’s series on Ignorance.
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.