Past Event

Jazz and the Neuroscience of Decision Making: A Celebration of Mind and Soul

April 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia University, The Forum, 601 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

What do jazz improvisation and the neuroscience of thought have in common? The answers involve prediction, anticipation, exploration, and freedom.

In this discussion, Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, professor of neuroscience and principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, Chris Washburne, PhD, director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University and Helen Sung, pianist, composer and Zuckerman Institute's first jazz artist-in-residence, will discuss emerging concepts in neuroscience which begin to expose the biology of deliberation, decision-making and timing. They will demonstrate recordings from brain cells and live music in an interactive dialogue about jazz and neuroscience.

Join us in a celebration of ideation, discovery and expression!

RSVP by Monday, April 8, 2019
Registration is required; Doors open at 5:45 PM
Seating is first come, first served; t
his event will also be live-streamed

This event is made possible by the generous support from The Dana Foundation.