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Brooklyn, NY - Creativity

  • Bell House 149 7th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Join us this October for this show in partnership with Springer Nature and Scientific American! We'll present five true, personal stories about the science of creativity. Full lineup to be announced soon.

Hosted by Erin Barker and Paula Croxson.

Reserve your FREE spot at this show below:

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Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, is an author, researcher, speaker, and public science communicator who is interested in using psychological science to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. He is a professor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of 7 other books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review, and he writes a blog at Scientific American called Beautiful Minds. Kaufman is also host of The Psychology Podcast.


Brian Levine is a senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, professor in the Departments of Psychology and Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto, and a clinical neuropsychologist. He is interested in the function and dysfunction of large-scale neural systems as expressed in complex human behaviours, including episodic and autobiographical memory and executive functioning, in a variety of clinical conditions and in healthy adults. His research is focused on developing empirically supported measures of naturalistic mnemonic and executive processes and using these to inform both theory and clinical practice. Dr. Levine uses novel assessment techniques, coupled with multimodal neuroimaging (MRI, EEG, and MEG) in his research. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. He is @briantlevine and can be found at


Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are award-winning neuroscientists and professors at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. They are best known for their studies on perception, illusions, and attentional misdirection in stage magic. They produce the annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest, now in its 13th edition, and are the authors of the international bestseller Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions. Their new book, Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles, comes out October 24th.    


Jean Mary Zarate is a Senior Editor at Nature Neuroscience and a musician. As a neuroscientist, her research focused on auditory cognition, including the neural correlates of vocal pitch regulation in singing. Her musical endeavors are widespread across multiple bands, genres, and a few albums scattered across the world wide web (unless you are a persistent web searcher or know her stage name).


Andrea Gawrylewski is the Collections Editor at Scientific American, managing all special editions and special projects. She got her start in journalism at The Scientist magazine where she was a features writer and editor for hot research papers in the life sciences. Andrea spent more than six years in educational publishing, editing books for higher education in biology, environmental science, and nutrition. She holds a master’s degree in earth science and a master’s degree in journalism, both from Columbia University in New York City, home of the Pulitzer Prizes. 

Earlier Event: October 11
Cambridge, MA - Road Blocks
Later Event: October 19
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign