Are you curious about what occurs inside your head while you sit in the dark watching a film? How does your mind organize the bombardment of images, voices, music, and light in order to create a cohesive narrative experience? How does your brain keep track of story, why do you empathize so effortlessly with the characters, and what leads you to fall in love with or loathe a film?
This is Your Brain on Art is an interactive panel discussion exploring neuroaesthetics: the study of your brain during an artistic experience, and specifically neurocinematics: the study of your brain on film. The interactive conversation will feature guest cognitive neuroscientists and members of The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s performance ensemble and creative team. The conversation will be moderated by the company’s Founding Director, Adam J. Thompson.
This is Your Brain on Art is a part of The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s dtpE – The Deconstructive Theatre Project EXPERIENCE series. dtpE is a community supported theatre initiative. dtpE events open up conceptual and formal elements of The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s annual production, providing participants with opportunities to engage with the development of the piece in collaborative ways. Events are designed to immerse participants in the artistic life cycle of the work by regularly bringing community members together with company artists and partner organizations in social and creative ventures.