Michael Stahl-David in Picked
(© Carol Rosegg)
Michael Stahl-David in Picked
(© Carol Rosegg)
Playwright Christopher Shinn and actor Michael Stahl-David, who stars in Shinn's Picked at the Vineyard Theatre, will participate in a panel discussion entitled "The Meaning of the Human Soul in the Light of Technologies," which will be presented at Barnes & Noble Union Square on Sunday, May 1 at 5:30pm.

In Picked, a legendary, big-budget film director submits his young leading man to a series of personal questions during MRI scans in the hopes of gleaning information about the actor's psyche that the director can use in the construction and direction of his newest film.

The panelists, who also include clinical psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Gerber, will examine advances in neuroscience and neuron-imaging as a way of exploring what can and can't be known about the human soul. It will also consider how artists will interact with a new era of brain research and what it may or may not tell us about the deepest reaches of human experience.

For tickets and more information about Picked, click here.