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    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science

    Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)

    Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Visualizing Scientific Data on the Big Screen

    Moderator: Carl Zimmer (Science Writer)
    Speakers: Amy Lee Robinson (Eyewire), Jonathan Fisher (Rockefeller University, Blavatnik Award Winner), Oliver Medvedik (GenSpace)

    Join the Academy and the Imagine Science Film Festival for a discussion that explores how data—from the huge data sets generated by genomics to a map of the brain—can be uniquely captured in the medium of film.

    Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Speakers: Steve Ettlinger (Author), Dwight Eschliman (Photographer), J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (Serious Eats)
    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)

    Whether it's mined from deep in the earth or grown on a farm, the ingredients in modern food have to come from somewhere. Join us as we learn just where some of the ingredients in your favorite snacks come from and just how combining certain elements can lead to either a food fantasy or fatal fare! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.

  • Publications 


    The Neurosciences and Music V: Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation

    Edited by Emmanuel Bigand (University of Bourgogne), Barbara Tillmann (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal), Robert J. Zatorre (McGill University), Luisa Lopez (University of Rome), and Maria Majno (Pierfranco and Luisa Mariani Foundation)

    This Annals volume highlights neuroscience research on the unique contributions of music to programs of cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation, including music-based interventions for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Volume 1337


    Gluttony: Deconstructing Dinner

    Moderator: Dan Pashman (Journalist)
    Panelists: Steve Ettlinger (Author) and Dwight Eschliman (Photographer)

    Steve Ettlinger and Dwight Eschliman described their investigation of the ingredients in processed foods and discussed their upcoming book, Foodstuff, at the finale of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series.


    Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?

    Moderator: Tom Vanderbilt (Author)
    Panelists: Mariela Alfonzo (Polytechnic Institute at New York University), Kaid Benfield (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Hunter Reed (FAST NYC)

    As part of the Academy's Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series, a panel discussed urban design in NYC and explored how the built environment affects public health.


    Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Islamic Studies Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK), Nader Ardalan (Harvard University & Ardalan Associates, LLC), Mostafa Kharoufi (Economic and Social Council), and Ali Mohayuddin Qaradaghi (Qatar University)

    This eBriefing highlights humanities and social sciences research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include civic engagement, urbanization, demography, public health, public administration, education, communications, cultural analysis, Islamic jurisprudence and much more.