Flicker: Your Brain on Movies

Organised by New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

How is it that a patch of flickering light on a wall can produce experiences that engage our imaginations and feel totally real?

From the vertigo of a skydive to the emotional charge of an unexpected victory or defeat, movies give us some of our most vivid experiences and lasting memories. They reshape our emotions and worldviews - but why?

This talk draws on the history of cinema and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to explain what happens in your head when you sit down in the theatre and the lights go out.

Speaker:
Jeffrey M. Zacks, Associate Chair, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Professor of Radiology, Washington University

date and time

Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

event location

New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

contact info

New York University Abu Dhabi Institute
Tel: +971 2 628 5242

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Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Feb 12, 2020 06:30 PM 08:00 PM New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi NYUAD Campus, Conference Center (A6 Building)

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