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The Virtuoso

Tabla virtuosoZakir Hussain explores how rhythm is the most primal sense we humans possess with neuroscientistSeth Horowitz.
Online
2017; 2013
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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Is meditation the key to fostering a happier, more productive workplace? New York Times reporter David Gelles investigates this claim and compares notes with a neuroscientist who specializes in the effect of meditation on the brain, Christopher Moore. Gelles is a staff writer for the New York. Previously, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times, and his work has appeared in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Christopher I. Moore is Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Brown University where he teaches neural dynamics. How changing brain dynamics can change perception from moment to moment, particularly in meditative states ,is a key focus of his research.
Online
2017; 2015
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Bouquet in a Bottle

The star sommelier of The Bernardin has his famous nose put to the test by neurochemist Terry Acree. How sophisticated can our sense of smell get? Aldo Sohm oversees a 15,000 bottle wine collection made up of 900 wine selections from 12 countries with vintages from as early as 1875. Terry Acree is Professor of Food Science at Cornell University. His laboratory is interested in why there is such a functional variation in taste and olfaction that has been observed for decades in human populations. Understanding the relationship between stimulant composition and perception becomes central to understanding the representation of chemical information in the brain and the impact of genetic diversity on the perception of food.
Online
2017; 2015
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Acutal Consciousness

Are our minds confined to our bodies? The speaker and eminent philosopher, Ted Honderich, uncovers the true reach of human consciousness.
Online
2017; 2015
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Brainwave Dreams: Part 3—The Compass of Pleasure

In "The Compass of Pleasure," Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. The master chocolatier Jacques Torres provides the audience with samples of his most mouthwatering selections to allow participants to both experience pleasure while the process itself is being discussed. Presented as part of the Brainwave series at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Online
2017; 2011
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The Pickpocket

Gentleman thief Apollo Robbins demonstrates how he manipulates attention to enable him to pick pockets.
Online
2017; 2013
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The Social Worker for the Blind

Rosemary Mahoney has just written a new book For the Benefit of Those Who See, inspired by her encounters with the pioneering founder of Braille Without Borders in Tibet, Sabriye Tenberken. They are joined by Princeton neuropsychologist Sabine Kastner to investigate the mindset of those who are able to adapt to being without one of the five senses most people regard as essential.
Online
2017; 2014
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Attached to Touch

This film is a demonstration of how important texture and touch is in the kitchen, with an analysis of how the brain processes feeling. Tom Colicchio’s first three stars from The New York Times were awarded as executive chef of Mondrian. Since then, he has been similarly acknowledged for Gramercy Tavern, his signature venture Craft, and Colicchio & Sons. He has opened several restaurants, penned several books, and became head judge on Bravo’s hit reality cooking series Top Chef. David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage in the brain and a few other topics. He has a longstanding interest in scientific communication and [...]
Online
2017; 2015
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The Physicist

In his new book, Time Reborn, controversial theoretical physicist Lee Smolin maintains that time is not an illusion we must overcome, but a reality we must embrace in order to solve the current problems in physics. In conversation with internationally recognized expert on time perception, Warren Meck.
Online
2017; 2013
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On Meditation

A married couple discusses the elemental nature of their work and how it is impacted by their meditation practice with a neuroscientist. Mark Epstein is a highly-regarded psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy. Arlene Shechet has received broad recognition for her corporeal and suggestive ceramic work; herwork is included in public and private collections worldwide. Kay M. Tye is Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, Cambridge where she employs an interdisciplinary approach including optogenetics, electrophysiology, pharmacology and imaging techniques to find a mechanistic explanation for how emotional and motivational states can inf [...]
Online
2017; 2015
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The Magician

NeuroscientistsStephen Macknik andSusana Martinez-Condeare the founders of the exciting new discipline of NeuroMagic and authors ofSleights of Mind. With Joshua Jay, the recipient of the 2011 Society of American Magicians' Magician of the Year award, they discuss how deception is an essential part of our consciousness and examine the science of our (in)attention.
Online
2017; 2013
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The Color Eye: Color Indoors

Color is the first thing that hits you when you open a door. In this film there are interior color schemes that have been decided around views, color schemes that have been inspired by the colors in nature, color schemes that have been designed around existing buildings, and ones that have been designed around the interplay of light.
Online
2019; 1991
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The Color Eye: Coloring the Landscape

Michael Lancaster & Jean Philippe Lenclos evaluate the importance of color coordinating architecture to the environment, looking at examples in France & Britain.
Online
2019; 1991