'Heartbreakers' with Artist-in-Residence Dessa

 

Could our genes affect our romantic choices? Does love inhabit a particular region of the brain? If this song makes us too sad to drive straight, why are we playing it on repeat?

Rapper and essayist Dessa launches her four-event series in The Greene Space - a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding.

Bring a date. Find a date. (But please don’t leave your date with us—we’re taking some me time right now.) 


 

Schedule and Tickets 

  

Forever? Forever-ever?
Wednesday, May 24

When a relationship ends, by choice or circumstance, where should we keep all the feels? How "over it" do we really get? Featuring house musician DJ Paper Tiger, a Brooklyn-based hip hop producer, with special musical guest Alexei Moon Casselle and Nora McInerny; and Columbia University professor of psychology Geraldine Downey.


 

Free Will or Just, Like, Pretty Cheap Will?
Wednesday, May 31

How much choosing are we really doing when we select a mate? How much of our behavior is driven by unconscious processes? Featuring house musician Jon Bernstein (Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead); musical guest Astronautalis; and cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin.

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Heartbreakers: Free Will or Just, Like, Pretty Cheap Will?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How much choosing are we really doing when we select a mate? Dessa wraps her series mixing art, music and research on love, sex and coupling. Watch live Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm.

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Heartbreakers: Forever? Forever-ever?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When a relationship ends, where should we keep all the feels? Dessa continues her series mixing art, music and research on love, sex and coupling. 

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Heartbreakers: From the Bottom of My Brain

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

After a baaaad break-up, Dessa assembles a team of researchers, neuroscientists and a clinician to remove the lingering love from her brain.

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Heartbreakers: Of Mice and Men

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rapper and essayist Dessa launched her series with an exploration of how research on voles might reveal a genetic basis for monogamy in humans. 

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