Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Oliver Sacks, neurologist, author, and Columbia University’s first “Columbia Artist”
Robert Krulwich, correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk
The World Science Festival at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This special presentation of the 2008 World Science Festival illuminates the complex and often surprising relationship between vision and the brain. In a wideranging conversation, Oliver Sacks and Robert Krulwich shed light on the interplay between what the eye sees and how the the mind perceives it, touching on topics including stereo vision, how blind people can be paradoxically hyper visual, and the mechanisms of visual hallucinations, adding a new chapter to Sacks’s ongoing exploration into the fascinating mysteries of the brain and human experience.
Official Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets
Added by metmuseum on March 7, 2008