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Ted Chiang + Dean Buonomano

Can we trust how our brain tells time?

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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Can we trust how our brain tells time? Neurobiologist Dean Buonomano challenges our grasp of time, space, and the beyond with the help of Ted Chiang, the science fiction writer behind the blockbuster film Arrival.

A book signing with both speakers will follow the program.

Brainwave is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


About the Speakers

Ted Chiang is an award-winning writer of science fiction. Over the course of twenty-five years and fifteen stories, he has won numerous awards including four Nebulas, four Hugos, four Locuses, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The title story from his iconic collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, was adapted into the acclaimed movie Arrival, starring Amy Adams and directed by Denis Villeneuve. He freelances as a technical writer and currently resides in Bellevue, WA, and is a graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop.

Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading scientist on the neuroscience of time. Buonomano’s research focuses on how the brain tells time and processes temporal information. His latest book is Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time. His previous book, Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, was a Wall Street Journal best seller. His previous appearance at Brainwave was with artist/musician Laurie Anderson.


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