A debate at NYU examined whether understanding the neural underpinnings of aesthetic experience can reshape our conceptions of aesthetics and the arts.
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(The famous patient H.M. as a young man.) The new STEM podcast Transistor, presented by the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, has released new neuroscience episodes called Totally Cerebral. The host, Wendy...
A recent symposium presented by Columbia and NYU explored what happens in our brain when we're at rest, and why those same brain regions are crucial when we view art.
The New York City-based group NeuWrite hosted a public debate on minds, maps, and the future of neuroscience between Sebastian Seung of M.I.T. and Anthony Movshon of NYU. The debate was a barometer of where neuroscience stands in the 21st century.
Continuing his series of original pieces for The Beautiful Brain, neuroscientist and rock musician Joseph LeDoux discusses the science behind his song "Brainstorm". The post includes a video of a recent live performance of the tune.
Are we free to choose? Is all behavior determined? Do you have to be conscious of a decision in order for it to be considered volitional? Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux weaves music and brain science to take on the deepest questions of human...