Each year, The Rubin Museum has a series of conversations called Brainwave. Launched in 2008, Brainwave pairs celebrities from many walks of life—actors, musicians, comedians, composers, filmmakers, choreographers, artists, and authors—with leading neuroscientists and other experts to explore how the human mind works. In provocative, far-reaching, unscripted conversations, the best and brightest explore memory and perception, creativity and consciousness, happiness, fear, illusions, and dreams. The scientists are as entertaining as the artists, and the artists are as inquisitive as the scientists.
This selection of filmed talks deatures Oscar® nominee Debra Winger; superstar chef Mario Batali; splenetic stand-up comedian Lewis Black; bestselling authors Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), R.L. Stine (Goosebumps series), and Eric Weiner (The Geography of Bliss); experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson; punk rocker Henry Rollins; choreographer Mark Morris; and mediation teacher Loch Kelly.
Bonus Features: A 16-page booklet with an article on different cultures' views on dreams, milestones in neuroscience, information about the Rubin Museum of Art, and profiles of the participants
10 episodes on 3 disks / approx. 562 mins / color / stereo / widescreen /SDH subtitles
Produced By: Tim McHenry
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013