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During the Brainwave Emotion program on March 9, 2016, psychologist Steven Pinker discusses how speech tonality triggers different emotions with Stephen Sondheim.

About Brainwave Perception

Do we see reality? Our perception of the world is colored by and filtered through our past experiences. The tenth season of Brainwave will help us better understand the limits of our perception, allowing us to change our brains, unshackle ourselves from the past, and unleash creativity, growth, and inspiration.

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