The Power Plant

Sunday Scene with Dr. Brian Levine

Sun Apr 16 2023

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Free Admission

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Sunday Scene

Join us for the next Sunday Scene with Dr. Brian Levine, a senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute and Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Levine will lead an exciting conversation inspired by Brenda Draney’s exhibition Drink from the river.

Both Dr. Levine and Draney focus on the reconstruction of memory and the narrative that reconstructing creates. Draney invites viewers to fill in the blanks in her works, and Dr. Levine focuses on how we fill in the blanks in our own memory.

In this discussion, Dr. Levine will reflect on how Draney's work constructs narratives about meaningful events from the past.

Dr. Brian Levine is a clinical neuropsychologist and memory scientist who is interested in how the brain represents events from across the lifespan and how this ability is affected by aging, brain conditions, and mental health disorders. His path of study focuses on the naturalistic expressions of memory, particularly autobiographical memory, which refers to the processing of information concerning events and facts from one's past. He also studies how memory qualities that are experienced subjectively relate to emotions and to the self. Dr. Levine has developed several innovative methods to assess memory, and he has explored the neural basis of memory with a variety of brain imaging techniques.