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New York, NY - Brain Awareness

  • Caveat 21A Clinton Street New York, NY (map)

This March, join us for our annual Brain Awareness show, where we'll present five true, personal stories about brains! 

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This event is one of many that make up Brain Awareness Week 2018. Visit for more information.

Stories by:

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Anita Burgos obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University. During her graduate work, she studied how the brain processes pain, more specifically, how we transform sensory signals in our environment into behavior that protects us from harm. She has done a lot of work in science advocacy and science outreach. As a graduate student, she started the seminar series "Late Night Science," where scientists at Columbia give short talks followed by interactive lab tours to members of the community. Dr. Burgos is currently working as a post-doctoral scientist, and is pursuing a career in science policy.

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Matthew Dicks is an elementary school teacher and the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. He is the founder and Creative Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization and a 34-time Moth StorySLAM champion and four time GrandSLAM champion. Matt loves ice cream cake, playing golf poorly, tickling his children, staring at his wife, and not sleeping.

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Lately Nisse Greenberg has been coaching the Freire Charter School RoboDragons robotics team in Philadelphia. But also, other stuff:


Sandi Marx, a retired talent agent, has been touring the country, telling stories, for the past three years. A multiple Moth story slam champ, she has been featured at the Women’s Boston Comedy Festival and regularly performs on shows such as Risk, Yums The Word, Women of Letters, Soundbites, and countless others. She can also be heard on podcasts for all the above and also HotMic with Dan Savage. Most recently, Sandi was featured on PBS for “Stories From The Stage”.. She is thrilled to be back at Story Collider, her favorite show for brainiacs. 


Kelley Remole, Ph.D., is director of governance, research support, and outreach at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. She worked previously at the American Museum of Natural History and has consulted on a number of projects, including Neurodome, a planetarium show about the brain. She has been nationally recognized for her science outreach work and has been featured on local and national television. 

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