Los Angeles 2011








a discussion about how the brain tells time.

Dean Buonomano, PhD, a professor of neurobiology at UCLA, who researches the neural basis of learning and memory and temporal processing. His new book ‘Brain Bugs’ will be published in the summer.



a discussion about language, thought and consciousness

Martin Monti, PhD, is a professor of cognitive psychology at UCLA, who researches the interplay between language and thought, and consciousness and cognition in coma, vegetative, and minimally conscious state.



a discussion about mindsight, the neuroscience of well being, and how attachment experiences influence empathy, emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dan Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, is author of ‘The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being’ and ‘Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation’.





a discussion about art direction in film and a presentation of video examples of his recent work.

A voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Norman Newberry has worked as an art director in the production of twenty-three titles in movies and television since 1976. Recent films include ‘Avatar’ and Disney’s ‘A Christmas Carol’









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