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How can we recognize when pride stands in the way of progress? When does ego become central to performance? Jean Grae, a performer and true renaissance artist, will discuss the emphasis and impact of pride and ego-centricity in this competitive and fast-paced environment. To unpack the flaws of these attitudes in the entertainment industry and beyond, cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Philip Corlett will break down the ways in which our perceptions of self are ultimately a delusion, prompting us to re-imagine industries less centered on “I” and more centered on “we.”

This talk is part of the Rubin Museum’s 2022 “Brainwave: Emotions” program series. Based on the teachings of the Vairochana Mandala, which inspired the Rubin Museum’s Mandala Lab, the “Brainwave: Emotions” talk series focuses on challenging emotions and how we might transform them.

Lead support for Brainwave is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support is provided by Cheryl Henson.