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New Meetup: Antonio Damasio: Art and the Conscious Brain

From: Volee
Sent on: Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:09 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Brain & Consciousness Group!

What: Antonio Damasio: Art and the Conscious Brain

When: Wednesday, March 3,[masked]:00 PM

REDCAT: Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

President?s Forum: Introduced by CalArts President Steven D. Lavine

?Astonishing... a passionately erudite, penetrating tour through the human mind.?
San Francisco Chronicle, on Damasio's Descartes?

For millennia, the relationship betweenreason and emotion and the nature of creativity has remained a mystery. Internationally renowned neuroscientist Antonio Damasio visits REDCAT to speak about what we now know about the emotions and the conscious mind, particularly as both relate to creativity and the arts. As founding director of USC?s Brain and Creativity Institute, Damasio has been employing state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques as well as developing new research methods in collaboration with artists and social scientists to elucidate the neural basis of the emotions and the central role of emotions in social cognition and decision-making. Damasio is author of the widely acclaimed book Descartes? Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, among other titles.

March 3, Wednesday evening, 8:30pm

General Admission $10
Students with current I.D.: $5
CalArts Students, Faculty and Staff: Free

To purchase tickets online click on this link:
or call the REDCAT box office at[masked]-2800.

This is a Wednesday evening and the program begins at 8:30pm. We will meet at 8:00 - 8:10pm on the left wall of the entrance. This is a no-host event, however, after you've purchased your ticket, come to the left side wall of the entrance to meet others who will be attending, and you can go in and get seated together.

Antonio Damasio, has been the Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California since 2005. He was the former Chief of the Division of Behavioral Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa.

This should be a very informative and fascinating event. Enjoy!

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