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My Mind’s Eye (episode 4). An interview with Elizabeth Phelps | 2017| Documentary , Short , Series

Director&Producer : Alexis Gambis |Editor: Leo Ghysels LABOCINE ORIGINAL 2017

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to learn about brain and mind from leaders in the field, and be entertained at the same time? Welcome to My Mind’s Eye, a series of interviews about topics such as the mind-body problem, free will, memory, emotion, and on and on, each themed with a song from the rock band, The Amygdaloids. My Mind’s Eye is hosted by NYU neuroscientist, Joseph LeDoux, and directed by Alexis Gambis.

In this fourth episode, we all with Elizabeth Phelps, cognitive neuroscientist known for her research at the intersection of memory, learning, and emotion.

So We Are & The Rock Valley Retinue at HiFi- Live Performance Video

Things We’ve Learned” is a new album from So We Are & The Rock Valley Retinue. This live-performance video is from their record release show at HiFi on Friday, Nov.21, 2016

Preview “Things We’ve Learned” by So We Are & the Rock Valley Retinue. Listen@cdbaby

Preview “Things We’ve Learned” by So We Are & the Rock Valley Retinue 

Last summer, So We Are took over a 19th Century one-room schoolhouse in the Catskills (Rock Valley NY) and turned it into a recording studio. Colin Dempsey and Joseph LeDoux were joined by some friends upstate, including Matthew HornCliff Westfall Jeremy Chatzky Julia Greenberg and Don Piper (who played and produced). The result was “Things We’ve Learned” by So We Are & The Rock Valley Retinue. We’ll be doing a record release show at HiFi Bar on Monday Nov 21 at 730p. The record is available from CD Baby.

So we are is joining an inauguration celebration event at NYU

So We Are will perform songs about mind and brain in The Mind – one of NYU Inauguration Celebration Week events.  LeDoux will moderate the event and Colin Dempsey will be speaking in the even too.

THE MIND [Kimmel 802, Thursday, September 2211 – 12:30pm]

Odyssey of the Mind

(April 21, 2016) Odyssey of the Mind:In this event, Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux will be joined by Colin Dempsey  under the duo name So We Are , to give a musical performance related to the topic of his talk: The Unconscious Is Less Mysterious But No Less Important Than You Thought.

Music on the Mind: Rocking Out for CNS 2016

(March 30, 2016) Rocking Out for CNS 2016 :Three bands made up of CNS members – The Amygdaloids, Pavlov’s Dogz, and The Shrinks – are playing this Sunday, on the occasion of the CNS annual meeting in New York.

rogerdooley.com: What Your Amygdala Really Does, with Joseph LeDoux

rogerdooley.com (September 17, 2015): What Your Amygdala Really Does, with Joseph LeDoux – An interview conducted by Roger Dooley. Covers The Amygdaloids and Anxious (the book and CD).

Welcome to “I Got a Mind to Tell You”

I Got a Mind to Tell You” is a new blog by Joe. The goal is cut through the hype and provide straight talk about the brain. These days, there’s way too much unconstrained speculation that masquerades as fact. Dopamine in not the chemical of pleasure. Serotonin does not make your sad. Mental problems are not simply due to chemical imbalances. The right hemisphere is not the seat of creativity. The amygdala is not the wellspring of fear.

Anxious (the CD) by The Amygdaloids – Album Released !

On July 14, Anxious the book and Anxious the CD launched. The book offers a new view of fear, anxiety and other emotions, and how problems with fear anxiety can be more effectively treated. The CD explores some of the same psychological themes of the book, but through music.  The CD was recorded at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig (Eric Ambel, producer, Mario Viele , engineer). Cover art by Colin Webber at Viking and CD Design by Amanda Thorpe. Purchasers of the book receive a free download of the music (download code in the Preface).

In anticipation, Dr. LeDoux released the songs on his Facebook, one per day, started on Wednesday (July 8). Join us to stream the songs here !

anxious_cd

NeuroRock with The Amygdaloids

June 22, 2015 – SciArt Center presented “An evening of neuroscience and music with The Amygdaloids” at Cornelia Street Cafe .

An evening of neuroscience-minded music with The Amygdaloids, a rock band headed by neuroscientist and emotion expert Joe LeDoux of NYU. The night  featured the acoustic version of The Amygdaloids (AKA So We Are), duo Joe LeDoux and Colin Dempsey. Following the music was a panel discussion on the art and science of music and the brain. <Photos from the event> <Highlights of the music from the show>