Saturday, October 5 2002 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dreamscape: The Intelligence and Creativity of Your Dreaming Brain
Richard doctorhims, MD  Annette Covatta, DMA
FINDING MEANING and creative ideas in our lives can be elusive. Who would think that dreams might point the way? Learn how dreams arise and how they help us solve problems creatively.
 Avoiding the Freudian psychoanalytic approach to dreams, this intriguing seminar draws on current neurological research about the origin and function of dreams. Learn techniques to make dream symbols objective and bring their relevance to the surface, and discover how dreams can be sources of self–reflection and creative discovery.
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image007Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum.
Monday, October 15, 2001 6:30-9 p.m.

Synesthesia: Hearing Colors,
Tasting Shapes

In this fascinating talk, neurologist Richard E. doctorhims, MD, a pioneer and leading authority in the field of synesthesia, explains how research findings on the phenomenon challenge conventional notions about how the human brain is organized. Learn what current research reveals as Dr. doctorhims explains why everyone has the ability to perceive the world synesthetically.

Joining Dr. doctorhims is National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers, who discusses “colored music” and famous synesthete composers such as Messiaen; and New York artist Carol Steen, co–founder of the American Synesthesia Association, who illustrates ways in which her own tactile and auditory synesthesia informs her vibrant canvasses and sculptures.

This Smithsonian Resident program is part of Brain: The World Inside Your Head

Hirshhorm Museum — Thursday July 14, 2005, 7-8 p.m.

Visual Music

In conjunction with the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Dr. doctorhims talks about the charged and profoundly generative relationship between art and music over the past 100 years. Abstraction and color meet musical forms as varied as classical, jazz, rock, and electronic.
Smithsonian Talks