FRED Talks


We all know TED.  TED is great; he brings together the world’s “leading thinkers and doers.” TED costs $6000 and requires an invitation.

Now meet FRED!  FRED has great friends, who are also the world’s leading thinkers and doers.  But they aren’t famous, and you get to hear their ideas for free.


This Sunday, September 18th, at 7:00pm, FRED Talk #10 will take place at 5 Crosby Street #5H, NY, NY (Between Howard and Grand).  The lineup is:

1) “We See With Our Brains, Not With Our Eyes,” by NYU cognitive neuroscientist David Carmel.

2) “Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century,” by Columbia neuroscience PhD candidate and author Carl Schoonover.

3) “Why Adults Should Watch Animation,” by animator, illustrator, and digital/motion effects artist Colleen Cox.

BYO! + $5 if you want Pizza…

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Ben Ehrlich

Ben Ehrlich's new book "The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal" will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Ben is a 2015 Salzburg Global Seminar fellow in Neuroscience and Art.

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  • Thanks for the info- also, do you know where I could find a live video or transcript of the Fred Talk by David Caramel “we see with our brains, not with our eyes” ? I’m writing a blog about visual communication and I would love to hear it!

    • I don’t know if a live video or transcript exists. You can try to contact Dr. David Carmel directly through the University of Edinburgh. His contact information is online. Thanks for the comment.

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