The Science of Rage: Lewis Black + Robert Allan
The satirical techniques of standup comic Lewis Black, who utilizes rage, rant and the simulated nervous breakdown as a comedic device, are analyzed by neuropsychologist Robert Allan.
This is a film screening of a taped conversation.
Post-screening discussion with Annegret Falkner
About the Speaker
Annegret Falkner is a postdoctoral fellow at NYU interested in the neural origins of premeditated violence. She studies the neuroscience of aggression and rage behavior using optogenetics and physiology with Dr. Dayu Lin. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University where she worked with Dr. Mickey Goldberg. In addition to watching mice fight, Annegret moonlights playing experimental violin in an industrial music outfit called RatAttack.