Brainwave Launches This Weekend!
As memory is the focus of Brainwave 2012, we asked several of our guest speakers to share with us one of their earliest or influential memories. Here Sean Scully (Feb 4 at 3 p.m.) tells of us a shocking moment of connection he made with an older woman in London, just after the second World War.
"I lived in Highbury, an Irish ghetto at the time. It was immediately after the second World War, and London was inhabited with elderly ladies with no husbands. I was playing in the street in front of my house when a sweet old lady stopped to sit on a wall that was across from my house. I was only seven at the time and I went over to her. She asked me for a glass of water—she was very sweet, had an Irish accent and called me ‘darling’. I went into the house to get her a glass of water. I brought it back to her and she drank it. She said, ‘Thank you, Darling’ then passed away right in front of me."
— Sean Scully
This Saturday, Sean Scully will engage with neurologist Anjan Chatterjee on the role art plays in cognitive enhancement and how it relates to identity and memory.
Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets
For the full Brainwave schedule click here: rmanyc.org/brainwave
Brainwave 2012 is made possible with the support of the MetLife Foundation