Special Event: Neuroscientist Heather Berlin joins Game Theorist Joyee Deb and Story Collider’s Ben Lillie This Saturday, March 29 To Discuss Con Psychology, Game Theory, and FAST COMPANY

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After this Saturday’s 2:00 PM matinee performance of FAST COMPANY, Heather Berlin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, will join Joyee Deb, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, for a spirited post-performance discussion of the play, game theory, and why we are so easy to con. Particle physicist Ben Lillie, Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, will moderate the discussion.  

Still undecided? Read on to discover why this is going to be an especially scintillating panel discussion:

  • Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Heather Berlin is also a presenter on the international Discovery Channel Series "Superhuman Showdown," a frequent commentator on the History Channel, and has appeared on StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss "The Science of the Mind."
  • Now Assistant Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, Joyee Deb teaches game theory to MBA and PhD students. In her research, Joyee uses game theory to study how reputation concerns affect human behavior and strategic interactions between people. Before joining academia, Joyee was a management consultant in India.  
  • Moderator Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist (PhD from Stanford University) who left the ivory tower to pursue a Certificate in improv comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He is the Co-founder and Director of The Story Collider, where people tell stories of their personal experience of science. He is also a Moth StorySLAM champion and a former writer for TED.com.

For some pre-performance background on the creation of FAST COMPANY, this year's EST/Sloan Mainstage Production, read an interview with playwright Carla Ching.

Click here to grab your ticket for Saturday's 2:00 matinee!

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