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Neuroscientist’s Apprentice: Art Meets The Brain

Sunday, June 1, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

The Apprentice programs are small, hands-on workshops in which enthusiastic renowned scientists in interesting fields educate the curious. People used to believe that the right half of the brain produced creativity and art, while the left brain dominated all things mathematical and logical. The reality’s more complex, as you’ll learn when you join NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki for an interactive class on how the brain is affected by movement. You’ll dissect your own brain, so to speak, learning what our neurons are really doing when we move and dance. And you’ll gain new insights into how different parts of the brain interact and work together while choreographing dances. Bring an open mind…and both halves of your brain.

This is a drop-off workshop where young scientists learn directly from leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. Ages: 4th grade and above.

This program is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Participants

Wendy SuzukiNeuroscientist, Psychologist

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. At NYU she studies the brain areas important for long-term memory, as well as the effects of physical exercise on learning, memory, and attention in people.

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Jody OberfelderChoreographer, Director

Jody Oberfelder is a choreographer and director who recently created her first immersive performance installation piece, “4Chambers,” which focuses on the heart.

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