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Be the First to See Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The World Science Festival offered families the chance to attend the first New York City advance screening of Disney-Pixar’s 2015 summer release, Inside Out.

The film takes place inside the mind of Riley, an eleven-year-old girl. Her emotions, including Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling), compete for control of Riley’s mind as she struggles to adjust to a new life in a new city. Following the screening, there was a special talk about how our brains actually work led by neuroscientists Heather McKellar and Kelley Remole. Guests also got to see a real, specially-treated human brain.

Inside Out is set to open in U.S. theatres on June 19, 2015.

Participants

Heather McKellarNeuroscientist

Heather McKellar received her Ph.D. from Columbia where she studied the hippocampus, a part of the brain important for learning and memory. Now at the NYU Neuroscience Institute, she is passionate about education and runs the graduate program in Neuroscience and Physiology as well as NOGN at NYU.

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Kelley RemoleNeuroscientist

Kelley Remole, Ph.D., is director of neuroscience outreach at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. She is a trained neuroscientist with a passion for communicating the wonders of the brain. As a doctoral student in neuroscience at Columbia University, she was not content to contain her enthusiasm for science to the lab.

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