Topanga Film Festival - Filmwriters & Creative Cognition/Neuroscience

TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL - SALON DISCUSSION ON CREATIVE COGNITION AND CINEMA

Writers – Getting to the Core

http://www.topangafilmfestival.com/salon-discussions

Friday – July 29th 3pm – Church of Cinema

This salon discussion explores the human urge toward story, and how to go about unlocking the stories that need to be told. The panelists will offer various perspectives on the creative process from the very inception of our story ideas through their cultivation and development into a form that can be shared with others. As we peel away the layers to reveal the very essence of our urges, a picture emerges of the centrality of narrative in our lives: face-to-face, online, and everywhere in between.

What is going on in our brain during this creative process? Dr. Bilder will explore the biology of creativity. Where and how does a thought originate? What happens in the brain during writer’s block? How to ‘unlock’ the narrative – describing the brain systems that help us connect cognitive processes to visceral states, engage empathic “mirror” states, and balance cognitive stability with cognitive flexibility.

Moderator: LG Taylor
Panelists: Karin Gutman, Laura Milner, PhD, and Joan Scheckel
Neuroscientist: Dr. Robert M. Bilder