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Coles Science Center Salon: “Neurocinematics: The Neuroscience of Films”

September 29, 2008

The Coles Science Center at Bobst Library Presents the Coles Science Salon: Wednesday, 10/1, @ 5pm

“Neurocinematics: The Neuroscience of Films”

Uri Hasson, PhD, from NYU’s Center for Neural Science will speak about a new method for assessing the effect of a film on viewers’ brain activity. This method, developed in collaboration with Professor David Heeger and Professor Nava Rubin at the Center for Neural Science, uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and inter-subject correlation analysis (ISC) to perform a quantitative neuroscientific assessment of the impact of different styles of filmmaking upon viewers’ brains. He will present research findings that demonstrate a film’s level of control over viewers’ brain activity differed as a function of movie content, editing, and directing style. He will discuss this research method’s potential to open the way for a new interdisciplinary field of “neurocinematic” studies by bringing together two separate, largely unrelated disciplines: cognitive neuroscience and film studies.

DATE: Wednesday, October 1, 2008
TIME: 5-6pm
PLACE: Avery Room, 2nd Floor, Bobst Library

Please join us for the talk, followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be served.

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Extended Faculty loan periods for videos

January 22, 2008

Effective immediately, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media is
lengthening the faculty loan period for video from twenty-four hours to two
days, with weekend loans extended, as follows:

**Checkout Monday: Due Wednesday by closing time
**Checkout Tuesday: Due Thursday by closing time
**Checkout Wednesday:  Due Friday by closing time
**Checkout Thursday before 7:00 p.m.: Due Saturday by closing time
**Checkout Thursday after 7:00 p.m.: Due Monday by 10:30 a.m.
**Checkout Friday: Due Monday by 10:30 a.m.
**Checkout Saturday: Due Monday by closing time
**Checkout Sunday: Due Tuesday by closing time

(For our operating hours please refer to ).

The following borrower categories have faculty privileges in the Avery
Fisher Center and are therefore eligible for the extended video loans:

**NYU and Consortium faculty at all ranks
**Registered additional borrowers of NYU and Consortium faculty
**Registered teaching and research assistants of NYU and Consortium faculty
**NYU Ph.D. students

The extended loans apply only to non-reserve videos.  Videos on reserve are
restricted to loans of no more than six hours, regardless of the day of the

(For the complete Avery Fisher loan policy please refer to ).

We hope this new loan scheme will provide a great measure of flexibility and
convenience in connection with class preparation and teaching, balancing
that with a fair and reasonable level of access to our collection on the
part of all our student and faculty clientele.

World TV Online

November 6, 2007

SCOLA International News Service* provides live and downloadable audio, video and transcripts of news and informational program from around the world.

*login using NYU NetID and password

Fales Library Food Studies Programs on the Web

September 24, 2007

If you missed NYU’s Fales Collection’s “Critical Topics in Food Studies” live programs last year, you can see them on the Web!

Programs include:

Theatre in Video

February 8, 2007

Theatre in Video Now you can go to the theatre without leaving your desktop!
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the
world’s leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries,
online in streaming video – more than 500 hours in all. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, Hamlet, Othello, Awake and Sing, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Playboy of the Western World, and others. Notable actors include Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier,Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep, and more.

You can access Theatre in Video at
or via the Find Databases list on the NYU Libraries website or NYU Home Research Channel.

Pamela Bloom
Performing Arts Librarian,
coordinator of reference services,
Bobst Library
New York University

The Films of Robert Altman

November 22, 2006

Download a list of the films of Robert Altman on video in the Avery Fisher Center, Bobst Library (Word format).

The Films of Robert Altman

Catch World Cup Fever at NYU

June 21, 2006

The NYU community can view World Cup matches on the NYU Broadband/LAN system
on the following channels:

ESPN is on broadband Ch. 36
ABC is on broadband Ch. 34
ESPN2 is on broadband Ch. 39
World Cup

These channels will be available on the broadband system for the duration of the World Cup. The games are also showing in the Kimmel Center on the third floor and the Bobst Food Court on Lower Level 1. A complete schedule of Kimmel screenings is airing on NYU-TV's Happenings Channel 51.