In "The Compass of Pleasure," Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. The master chocolatier Jacques Torres provides the audience with samples of his most mouthwatering selections to allow participants to both experience pleasure while the process itself is being discussed. Presented as part of the Brainwave series at the Rubin Museum of Art. Recorded on April 17, 2011.
The Rubin Museum of Art explores the rich art and cultural legacies of the Himalayas, presenting paintings, textiles, and sculpture from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, as well as those from the larger Himalayan cultural sphere which includes India, China, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The relevance and universality of ideas found in Himalayan art are illuminated through cross-cultural and contemporary art exhibitions, acclaimed educational and public programs. "Doing some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City." —Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Huffington Post