Jazz and the Neuroscience of Decision Making: A Celebration of Mind and Soul

What do jazz improvisation and the neuroscience of thought have in common? The answers involve prediction, anticipation, exploration, and freedom.

In this discussion, Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, Chris Washburne, PhD, Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and Helen Sung, pianist, composer, and Zuckerman Institute’s first jazz artist-in-residence, will discuss emerging concepts in neuroscience which begin to expose the biology of deliberation, decision-making, and timing. They will demonstrate recordings from brain cells and live music in an interactive dialogue about jazz and neuroscience.

Join us in a celebration of ideation, discovery, and expression!











When: Mon., April 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Columbia University
116th St. & Broadway
212-854-1754
Price: Free
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What do jazz improvisation and the neuroscience of thought have in common? The answers involve prediction, anticipation, exploration, and freedom.

In this discussion, Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, Chris Washburne, PhD, Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, and Helen Sung, pianist, composer, and Zuckerman Institute’s first jazz artist-in-residence, will discuss emerging concepts in neuroscience which begin to expose the biology of deliberation, decision-making, and timing. They will demonstrate recordings from brain cells and live music in an interactive dialogue about jazz and neuroscience.

Join us in a celebration of ideation, discovery, and expression!

Buy tickets/get more info now