braiNY Events – May 2015

wsf-logoSPARK OF GENIUS? AWAKENING A BETTER BRAIN

MODERATOR: Richard Besser

PARTICIPANTS: Nita A. Farahany, Richard Haier, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Michael Weisend

DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TIME: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

VENUE: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 

A panel discussion on transcranial direct-current stimulation. While current stimulation has helped some depression patients, it is currently being tested on soldiers, and gamers, students, and others look to it for a cognitive edge. Does it work? Can carefully directed electrical stimulation improve cognitive function? What are potential long-term effects? And how should it be regulated?

This program opens with an excerpt from the hit show “Robot,” from choreographer/filmmaker Blanca Li. “Robot” depicts a magical, hope-filled world where gender is malleable and humans and robots fall in and out of love and poke fun at life’s topsy turvy-ness.

Click here for more information and to order tickets.

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Pint of Science New York

Come join Pint of Science New York for a series of science talks over beer May 18-20th, 2015 around New  York City, featuring Women in Neuroscience May 20th at 7pm! For more information, visit Pint of Science.

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Getting Beyond a Blind Date with Science

A free, public lecture by Alan Alda with introductory remarks by Eric Kandel

Alan_AldaAlan Alda, actor, writer, and science advocate will share his passion for science communication in this free, public lecture at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Mr. Alda is a visiting professor in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and the co-founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Mr. Alda will draw on personal experiences, including his years as host of the TV series “Scientific American Frontiers,” to explore why it is so important for scientists, engineers and health professionals to communicate effectively with the public, and how they can do it better.

With opening remarks by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, co-director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

More information can by found here.

When:   Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM,

Where:  Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2690 Broadway, New York, NY

Details: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Seating is first come first served. RSVP by clicking here.

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Stay tuned for more information on the World Science Festival Street Fair

When: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Where: Washington Square Park

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