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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“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)
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.
Science and the arts: Rock and research by Karen Kaplan
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.
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)
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
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! - The Mind Body Problem: Joe‘s interview with Ned Block for Scientific American By Mark Fischetti | January 28, 2013