Columbia University in the City of New York

Apr 15, 20196:30 pm

Jazz and the Neuroscience of Decision Making: A Celebration of Mind and Soul

Left to right: Chris Washburne, Helen Sung, Michael Shadlen (Credit: Sirin Samman for Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute).

Featuring Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Chris Washburne, PhD, and Helen Sung, the Zuckerman Institute's Jazz Artist-in-Residence.

April 15th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at The Forum at Columbia University

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What do jazz improvisation and the neuroscience of thought have in common? The answers involve prediction, anticipation, exploration and freedom.

In this discussion, Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, Chris Washburne, PhD, Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program and Helen Sung, pianist, composer and Zuckerman Institute's first Jazz Artist-in-Residence, will discuss emerging concepts in neuroscience which begin to expose the biology of deliberation, decision-making and timing. They will demonstrate recordings from brain cells and live music in an interactive dialogue about jazz and neuroscience.

Join us in a celebration of ideation, discovery and expression!

Registration is required; Doors open at 5:45 pm.
Seating is first come, first served. For those unable to attend, this event will also be live streamed.

This event is made possible by the generous support from the Dana Foundation.

Venue: The Forum at Columbia University
601 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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