You live inside your head, but do you understand how it works? The Rubin Museum’s annual Brainwave program series investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences with conversations that combine the most compelling advancements in science with traditional Himalayan wisdom.
In April and May, Brainwave returns in a new online format with virtual talks, workshops, and experiences centered on the Buddhist idea of awareness.
Speakers from different walks of life will be paired with neuroscientists and psychologists to explore what awareness means to them and the ways in which we can reconnect with ourselves, our surroundings, and our communities, especially in our hyper-connected world. Speakers include fusion drummer Billy Cobham, discussing the mind of the musician; writer and Emmy-nominated producer Tanya Selvaratnam, speaking about self-awareness in violent relationships; five-time world champion and chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, discussing the brain’s ability to memorize and catalogue patterns; pioneer in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra, on cultivating self-awareness; counter-extremism activist Mohammed Hassan Khalid, speaking about radicalization on the spectrum; and many more. All programs are pay-what-you-wish.
For more information about Brainwave programs and to reserve tickets, visit rubinmuseum.org/brainwave.
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