How does your brain create your reality? Are you in control, or is your brain controlling you?
Discover the surprising answers based on the latest research in this eye-opening journey into the human brain with neuroscientist Heather Berlin. Your brain – for centuries a black box – is slowly giving up its secrets to modern neuroscience, shedding light on big questions that go to the very heart of who you are.
Is what we see real? Join NOVA producers and neuroscientist Heather Berlin for an evening of illusions, science, and fun!
Panelists for the evening will include:
Dr. Heather Berlin: Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde: Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Dr. Stephen Macknik: Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Dr. Bianca Jones Marlin:Associate Professor of Cell Research at the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University
Julia Cort: Moderator, Co-Executive Producer, NOVA
Demonstrations and performances during the reception will feature:
Mark Mitton: Professional magician
Reverberation: Music + neuroscience
+ more to come!
Stream the full films online at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/your-brain
Funding for YOUR BRAIN is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Additional funding is provided by the George D. Smith Fund, Inc.