Brain and Creativity Institute Opens
Posted Nov. 7, 2012, at 11:04am
On Nov. 6, 2012, the newly completed USC Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) building opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and program of performances. The space, organized like a brain itself, merges the latest advances in neuroscience with ancient questions of what it means to be human: What drives us to create? How do we seek meaning? Where do feelings come from?
The BCI building is located in the Dornsife Neuroscience Pavilion, which also houses the Dornsife Neuroimaging Center. The building makes the case that artists, theorists and scientists need one another, to tackle the biggest questions of human existence.
Pictured at the opening are Dean Steve Kay of the USC Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, USC Trustee David Dornsife, Dana Dornsife, Joyce Cammilleri, Hanna and Antonio Damasio (co-directors of BCI) and USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett.