Each year, some of the hottest tickets in New York City are for an series of conversations called BRAINWAVE. Launched in 2008 by the Rubin Museum of Art, Brainwave pairs celebrities from many walks of life-actors, musicians, comedians, choreographers, filmmakers, artists, and authors-with leading neuroscientists and other experts to explore how the human mind works. In provocative, far-reaching, and unscripted conversations, the best and brightest explore memory and perception, creativity and consciousness, happiness, fear, illusions, and dreams. The scientists are as entertaining as the artists, and the artists are as inquisitive as the scientists. This selection of filmed talks features Oscar nominee Debra Winger; superstar chef Mario Batali; splenetic stand-up comedian Lewis Black; bestselling authors Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), R. L. Stine (Goosebumps series), and Eric Weiner (The Geography of Bliss); experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson; punk rocker Henry Rollins; choreographer Mark Morris; and meditation teacher Loch Kelly.