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)


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)


What Is Consciousness? Go to the video!

What Is Consciousness?  Go to the video! - The Mind Body ProblemJoe‘s  interview with Ned Block for Scientific American   By Mark Fischetti | January 28, 2013

Audio: The Amygdaloids Live @ Qualia Fest 2012

If you missed the Qualia Fest 2012 at Bowery Electric on Monday Dec. 10, here is a live audio recording. Happy Holidays

What We Play is Life “A Musical Celebration of Community Resilience”

The French consulate, in partnership with tulanc university’s disaster resilience leadership academy within the school of social work invite you to A Musical Celebration of Community Resilience.

With discussions on The Role of Culture and Music in Strengthening Community Resilience By Dr. Joseph LeDoux, Professor at New York University
Dr. Charles Figley, Co-director of The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy & Featuring Dr. LeDouxs Band << THE AMYGDALOIDS >>

Friday, Oct.12 at CAFE ISTANBUL
2372 St Claude Ave from 5:00 to 7:30 PM