The Amygdaloids are a New York City band made up of scientists who shed their scientific garb at night and take to the stage with songs about love and life peppered with insights drawn from research about mind and brain and mental disorders.


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The making of 'All in Our Minds'-- a new EP by The Amygdaloids (Video)

Map of Your Mind” (video) - the featured‘single’ of The Amygdaloids’ EP, ‘All in Our Minds (Jan 27, 2012).

"All in Our Minds" EP Release Party (video)

News

How Do Our Brains Remember? [Video]

August 20, 2014 – Scientific American : How Do Our Brains Remember? [Video] - Joe LeDoux interviews Eric Kande. By Mark Fischetti

Free Will: Is Your Brain the Boss of You? [Video] – By Mark Fischetti | June 30, 2014 |

JOE LEDOUX INTERVIEWS MIKE GAZZANIGA ON THE TOPIC OF FREE WILL AND THE BRAIN. FEATURING “HOW FREE IS YOUR WILL” BY THE AMYGDALOIDS - Scientific American.

It’s only natural– The Amygdaloids in Nature

Science and the arts: Rock and research by Karen Kaplan

ROCK YOUR MIND! to Feature NYU Scientists at the Bowery Electric

ROCK YOUR MIND !—a concert to benefit science programming—will feature New York University scientists, along with internationally acclaimed magician Mark Mitton, on Thurs., March 13, 8 p.m. at the Bowery Electric (327 Bowery [between E. 2nd and E. 3rd Sts.]).

The Amydaloids will perform songs about the mind. They will be joined by Space Clamps, who feature Sara Steele, who studies auditory perception at NYU, and Erik Nylen, a pre-doctoral fellow at the NYU Center for Neural Science, as well as Super Small, which includes Daniela Schiller, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Acclaimed magician Mark Mitton will ignite magic.

Google Hangouts: Conversation with Joseph LeDoux About My Mind’s Eye

Check out Joe’s  first Google Hangouts with  Imagine Science films: Experimenta: Conversation with Joseph LeDoux About My Mind’s Eye (Streamed live on Aug 8, 2013)

Second Annual Heavy MeNtal Variety Show @Sat May 18, 630-8p

A night of mind, brain, and magic.  The Amygdaloids will play several suites of our original songs on mind/brain topics:  the mind-body problem, memory, emotion, unconscious processes, and mental disorders.  Each suite will be preceded by a short (3 min) lecture on the scientific or philosophical foundations of the topic by Neuroscientist and Amygdaloid, Joseph LeDoux.  During a brief intermission, the internationally acclaimed magician, Mark Mitton, will dazzle you with mind-bending and brain-twisting tricks of his trade.

Presented by: The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation

 Where: New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82d St, NYC

When:  Sat May 18, 630-8p (doors open 615p)

Admission: $10 (without drink tickets); $17 (tickets for 2 beers or glasses of wine)