“It’s All in Your Mind!” with Cognitive Neuroscientist Heather Berlin
The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn)
How much control do you have over your brain? In recent years, scientists have discovered a tremendous amount of human behavior is actually motivated by unconscious processes. At the Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Heather Berlin delves into your deepest, darkest thoughts.
–Who’s really in control? Is there a neural basis for free will?
— How do conscious impulses and thoughts become unconscious (as in repression) and vice-versa (Freudian slips)?
— What can brain imaging and neuropsychological experiments tell us about our emotions, obsessions, and compulsions?
–What is consciousness and how did it evolve? What purpose does it serve?
A cognitive neuroscientist in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Berlin researches impulsivity, compulsivity, and emotions with the goal of developing more targeted treatments for a variety of disorders. She has appeared as a featured scientist on the Discovery Channel’s Superhuman Showdown and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio.
Before & After
–Groove to unrepressed tunes
–Stick around for the compulsive Q&A
–Try our Cartesian cocktail of the night, the “I Think, Therefore I Drink”