Past Event

In Search of Colorful Butterflies: Conversations Between Science and Narrative

March 20, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th Floor), Columbia University, 3227 Broadway, New York

Event Description 

How might we approach and understand the difference between literarily lived and literally lived experiences? How are imaginary experiences mediated through language and created in the reader’s brain different from those seen in images (film, video), or again, from those experienced bodily? Are some senses, such as smell and taste, “stickier” than others? How might different points of view – first person vs third person, subjective vs omniscient – affect the brain’s apprehension of information? How does language determine narrative, and how does narrative create – and alter – memory, individually and culturally?

Event Information

Free and open to the public, registration required. Please email [email protected] with any questions. All attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies

Hosted by the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.