The Mind Science Foundation
117 West El Prado Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78212, USA
Tel: (210) 821-6094
5:30 pm Member Reception6:30 pm Pitch Competition7:00 pm Voting/Mark Mitton7:30 pm Winner Announced!
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
UPDATE! Presenting the WINNER AND SEMIFINALISTS for BrainStorm! Congratulations! Video of the event is coming soon.
BrainStorm is an event that connects neuroscience researchers with the coaching and capital they need to fund their research projects. Join the Mind Science Foundation for an engaging experience as neuroscience research finalists pitch their innovative ideas for groundbreaking science. Join in the fun by casting your vote to help decide which researcher should win the evening's research awards.
Special Guest Mark Mitton: How Magic Works
While your votes are being tallied, our host for the evening, Mr. Mark Mitton, a professional magician who is fascinated by using magic to better understand how we see the world, will present a short talk on "How Magic Works" - how the brain perceives and interprets visual information, and the ways in which magicians exploit this to perform their illusions. In addition to performing at events all over the world and creating magic for film and stage productions, Mark explores the theme of "Misdirection" from an interdisciplinary standpoint. He regularly presents on "Perception" at universities and conferences in North America and Europe, including the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and has lectured with the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Gerald Edelman of The Neurosciences Institute.
Member votes determine the winners!
With your purchased membership, your regular admission tickets will be mailed the first week of September. If you have extra tickets, we encourage you to bring friends! Along with your tickets, you'll receive a set of golden tickets to vote for your favorite finalists. You can keep all of your votes, or share them with your guests. Membership level determines the number of votes you receive. There will also be the opportunity to buy more votes at the event and to donate directly to a project in any amount you wish. These direct funds will be awarded above and beyond any award won in the competition!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Greg and Heda Hahn/hal Systems, Inc.
The Smothers Foundation
Thank you to our underwriters!