Rock-It Science

Research rockers, real rock royalty and some scantily clad women assembled for a night of love and music

Edyta Zielinska
If ever there was to be a slightly nerdy answer to Woodstock, then this past Tuesday night's linkurl:Rock-It Science; concert in New York City's Highline Ballroom was as close as we're going to get. The show featured four scientist-bands, and more than ten professional musicians whose performances were interspersed with a gaggle of frisky burlesque dancers. The concert was organized in part by New York University neuroscientist linkurl:Joseph LeDoux,; whose band linkurl:The Amygdaloids; warmed up the audience as the first science-band of the night. (Read more about LeDoux's work on memory and emotion linkurl:in our March issue.); The Amygdaloids were followed by linkurl:Pardis Sabeti,; a Harvard University evolutionary biologist who fronts the band linkurl:Thousand Days.; linkurl:Daniel Levitin,; McGill University neuroscientist and author of the bestselling book __This is Your Brain on Music__, also performed, and Columbia University neuroscientist and experimental musician linkurl:David Sulzer; led his band, linkurl:The Spinozas,;

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