Off The Top 2017


Title: Off the Top

Time: March 15 2017 at 7:30pm

Location: Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NY 10013


Audience: PG-13 comedy show, BraiNY promo code good for 40% discount: “SOHO”


Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin (host of “Science Goes to the Movies” on PBS) to explore the brain basis of improvisation and comedy. What’s going on “under the hood” when a comedian riffs or a rapper freestyles? Why are the spontaneous moments of life always the most memorable? Does anything actually rhyme with Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex?

A married couple in real life, Baba and Heather bring you the latest research on brain science and creativity while putting their odd-couple relationship under the microscope. Learn how a rapper seduces a scientist, how hard it is to solve a math problem while rapping, and how your subconscious mind influences your daily thoughts and feelings. Humorous, lyrical, and rich with subliminal stimuli, this is hard-core science communication at its best.

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