Rock-It Science

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

Edyta Zielinska
Mar 5, 2009
If ever there was to be a slightly nerdy answer to Woodstock, then this past Tuesday night's linkurl:Rock-It Science;http://www.sensationandemotion.com/html/Rock-It_Science.html 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,;http://www.cns.nyu.edu/ledoux/ledoux_bio.htm whose band linkurl:The Amygdaloids;http://www.cns.nyu.edu/ledoux/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.);http://www.the-scientist.com/2009/03/1/40/1/ The Amygdaloids were followed by linkurl:Pardis Sabeti,;http://sysbio.harvard.edu/csb/research/sabeti.html a Harvard University evolutionary biologist who fronts the band linkurl:Thousand Days.;http://thousanddays.com/ linkurl:Daniel Levitin,;http://ego.psych.mcgill.ca/levitin/academic.html 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;http://www.sulzerlab.org/ led his band, linkurl:The Spinozas,;http://davesoldier.com/spinozas.html...




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