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Tue Mar 13 // 7:00 pm

Talks Progress Administration: The Time-Traveling Brain

Presented by Caveat
Memories of individual moments can allow us to travel into the past and imagine the future. Could they also be what make us human? Paula Croxson (Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine) digs deep into her research to hunt for clues, document crime scenes, and push forward the frontiers of science to find what makes episodic memory unique.

Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30pm.
Tickets $15.


Paula Croxson is a neuroscientist, musician and open water swimmer. She is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she runs a lab researching how complex autobiographical life memories work – and how they fail. Paula received an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford before moving to New York 7 years ago from the U.K. She is also the flautist in alternative rock band Marlowe Grey and nerdy rock band Pavlov’s Dogz. The swimming is apparently for “fun”.


Mark Kennedy-McClellan is an independent theatre creator/director/deviser and former Experience Consulting Creative Producer for Museum Hack in NYC. He is currently studying at University of the Arts in Philadelphia with Pig Iron Theatre Company's Devised Performance MFA and lives in Port Richmond with his wife Colie and his dog Mia. Thrilled to be pursuing the ways storytelling and science catalyze since he never fulfilled his doctor father's wishes to follow in his footsteps.

The Talks Progress Administration is a mad science experiment on stage – we’re pairing academic lecturers with theater directors to see what they’ll make together. The TPA is combining intellectual entertainment, creative discourse, and interactive storytelling like you’ve never seen before.

What would happen if Bill Nye got cast in Sleep No More, if Jane Goodall sat down for tea with Brecht, or if Stephen Hawking wrote a new Hamilton-inspired rock opera? We don’t know, but we sure as hell can’t wait to find out.

The TPA is a collaboration between The Story Collider and Caveat, and is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.

This event is one of many that make up Brain Awareness Week 2018 visit http://comebebrainy.com/brainy/ for more information

REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come first-serve.