February 17, 2010

The Secret Science Club presents “A Mind-blowing Evening,” Tuesday, March 9, 8 PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

Neuroscientists Joseph LeDoux and Daniela Schiller lecture on fear, memory, and the brain. Then they jam with their "heavy mental" band, the Amygdaloids.

Dr. LeDoux and Dr. Schiller discuss:
--What is fear? What parts of the brain are most involved with emotions?
--How are frightening and traumatic memories stored? Can fearful memories go "out of contol"?

--Are memories subject to revision, like stories? Can bad memories be erased? Should they be?
--What are links between music, brain biology, and our emotions?

Plus! The Amygdaloids perform original songs like “Memory Pill,” “Mind Over Matter,” “Brainstorm,” and “Piece of My Mind”
“They’re not rocket scientists. They’re brain scientists who rock it!”
The Amygdaloids are
-- Joseph LeDoux, guitarist, professor of neuroscience and psychology at NYU, and author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self
-- Daniela Schiller, drummer, NYU neuroscientist, and Moth StorySlam winner
-- Tyler Volk, guitarist, biologist, science director of NYU’s Environmental Studies Program, and author of CO2 Rising and Metapatterns
-- Gerald McCollam, bass player and solutions architect

Before & After

--Groove to dopamine-drenched sounds
--Take your brain on a bender . . . Sample our super-smart cocktail, the Synapse Sling!
--Stick around for the brain-boggling Q&A

FREE! Just bring your smart self.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+.

This mind-blowing edition of the “Secret Science Club” meets Tuesday, March 9 @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn, p: 718.643.6510 Subway: F to 4th Ave; R to 9th St; F or G to Smith/9th

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