Free the Mind
2012, Denmark, Phie Ambo, 76 mins.
Richard Davidson, one of the world’s leading researchers of the human brain, sets out to discover if and how the brain might be physically altered using only the power of thought. The test cases include a 5-year-old suffering from ADHD and veterans trying to cope with PTSD.
Tickets: $15 (except where noted) | Screenings followed by Q&A
Thurs, May 9, 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets Post-screening discussion with local educator and filmmaker Susan Finley about her work integrating contemplative science and meditation in an at-risk high school in Staten Island.
Fri, May 10, 9:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets
About Brainwave: Illusion
The Buddha said that everything is illusion. What did he mean by that? This sixth edition of Brainwave will enlist the aid of neuroscientists to help us understand how the perception of our world is shaped by the surprising adaptability of our brains. Brainwave includes talks, special film screenings followed by discussions, interactive workshops, and much more!
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