1. Sunday Notes from 92Y’s School of Music Staff: Music on the Brain

    Welcome to our new blog series Sunday Notes, which features staff picks from the musical minds of 92Y’s School of Music. Today, private piano and group keyboard and theory instructor Mandy Chiu shares a video she found that illustrates the benefits playing an instrument has on the brain.

    Being a teacher for over 20 years, I always knew that playing music not only makes one feels amazing, it also brings clarity to the mind. I was really excited to come across this video, which shows scientific research on how music playing affects the brain!

    Interested in taking a piano class with Mandy? Sign up here!

  2. What happened when boy genius Tanishq Abraham met IBM Research scientist Dario Gil at our Youth Think Tank on March 10? The 10-year-old college student (!) and director of symbiotic cognitive systems discussed the next generation of great thinkers and how they believe the world will change in the next five years.
Abraham, who’s been a Mensa member since he was 4, told IBM’s blog A Smarter Planet that he doesn’t always fall asleep easily, but that the world’s problems don’t keep him awake. “If you have an optimistic attitude, the world will get better,” Abraham said. He went onto say that he wants to be a medical researcher when he grows up, as well as President of the United States.
Watch the entire video here.

    What happened when boy genius Tanishq Abraham met IBM Research scientist Dario Gil at our Youth Think Tank on March 10? The 10-year-old college student (!) and director of symbiotic cognitive systems discussed the next generation of great thinkers and how they believe the world will change in the next five years.

    Abraham, who’s been a Mensa member since he was 4, told IBM’s blog A Smarter Planet that he doesn’t always fall asleep easily, but that the world’s problems don’t keep him awake. “If you have an optimistic attitude, the world will get better,” Abraham said. He went onto say that he wants to be a medical researcher when he grows up, as well as President of the United States.

    Watch the entire video here.

  3. Tune into our Livestream with Richard Dawkins and Brian Greene now!

    Tune into our Livestream with Richard Dawkins and Brian Greene now!

  4. If you’re looking for a discussion on religion that’s significantly more substantive than the line of questioning in the recent Fox News interview with Reza Aslan, here’s a talk on The Future of God: The Merging of Science and Religion with Aslan, Andrew Zolli and David Eagleman at 92Y.

  5. Newly released: full video of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s talk at 92Y in Feb, 2009: Pluto’s Place in the Universe.


    Watch and share.