Off The Top: The Neuroscience of Improv
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin teams up with science rapper and freestyle fanatic Baba Brinkman to explore the brain basis of spontaneous creativity. Brought to you by the prefrontal cortex, and featuring special guest performers, this is a celebration of the science and stagecraft behind life's unforgettable moments of unscripted gold.
Held in The Rockefeller University's iconic Caspary Auditorium, this event will expertly mash up pop culture, hip hop, and neuroscience. Guests will experience an accessible conversation while being entertained by some of NYC's own performing artists.
About the Performers:
Heather Berlin, PhD is an American neuroscientist focusing on brain-behavior relationships affecting the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness and dynamic unconscious processes.
Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper, poet and playwright best known for recordings and performances that combine hip hop music with literature, theatre, and science.
More special guests to be named!
When & Where
The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program
The mission of The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Program is to bring together scientists, educators, K-12 students, and science enthusiasts together, all in the name of improving scientific literacy and real-world problem solving.