The Science of Movies

Why do we enjoy the movies we like, despise those we don’t and disagree about that with our friends? What is going on in the brain when we watch a movie? How accurate are movie critics? What makes a good movie?  Are we all seeing the same movie or are people’s eye movements so differently that they are effectively all watching a different movie? Can we make Hollywood great again or are we doomed to sequels and remakes of superhero franchises forever?

We will explore these and other questions in our Oscar special.

Pascal Wallisch serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU. His research interests are at the intersection of Psychology and Neuroscience, specifically Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience.

About Think & Drink: “Think & Drink NYC” is a cultural initiative aimed at stimulating the minds of bar goers around the world by bringing top-notch lectures to local bars. Stay tuned for upcoming events: thinkdrink.org

Doors: 7:30 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
*This is a 21+ event











When: Tue., February 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Subject
188 Suffolk St.
646-422-7898
Price: $15 ($18 on the day of the event)
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Why do we enjoy the movies we like, despise those we don’t and disagree about that with our friends? What is going on in the brain when we watch a movie? How accurate are movie critics? What makes a good movie?  Are we all seeing the same movie or are people’s eye movements so differently that they are effectively all watching a different movie? Can we make Hollywood great again or are we doomed to sequels and remakes of superhero franchises forever?

We will explore these and other questions in our Oscar special.

Pascal Wallisch serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU. His research interests are at the intersection of Psychology and Neuroscience, specifically Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience.

About Think & Drink: “Think & Drink NYC” is a cultural initiative aimed at stimulating the minds of bar goers around the world by bringing top-notch lectures to local bars. Stay tuned for upcoming events: thinkdrink.org

Doors: 7:30 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
*This is a 21+ event

Buy tickets/get more info now