Brain Food

If we are what we eat, in a very real way, we eat what we are.

BRAIN FOOD is a collaboration between the Cambridge Science Festival and Sensory Cloud, a Harvard University technology spinout company pioneering new healthcare and wellness experiences via the air we breathe, maker of FEND.

This keynote event of Cambridge Science Festival’s SCIENCE + FOOD day is curated by scientist, inventor and author David Edwards, and will feature:

Ellen Langer, Harvard University Professor

Nancy Rawson, President, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia

Dennis Ausiello, M.D, Director, Center for Assessment Technology & Continuous Health (CATCH)

Marty Kolewe, CEO Foodberry

Touré Roberts, best-selling author, community leader, Cofounder Breathe Better

If we are what we eat, in a very real way, we eat what we are.

“What we are,” in this sense includes a collection of thoughts and emotions that preoccupy us at any given moment, a surprisingly large fraction of which happen to relate to the food that keeps us alive, and hopefully thriving.

Unfortunately, what we are, and indeed the thoughts and emotions around food we might eat is not equally accessed. For better or for worse, we are led to eat what we do by the “brain food” we get exposed to as a function of where we are born, the color of our skin, and our economic status…

Brain Food proposes a pause, a deep breath, to delightfully, and more fairly, explore the experience of food before it lands in our guts. An experience of food that is completely in our brains, and not in our guts, Brain Food is largely an olfactory and visual adventure that takes place around a conversation with leaders in science, mindfulness, fitness and community, led by David Edwards, former professor of the practice of bioengineering at Harvard University, founder of Kendall Square’s former Cafe ArtScience, and pioneering scientist of breathing as relates to our health and our appetites.

Oct 7, 2022
06:00 PM
- 08:00 PM
Kendall/MIT Open Space: The Festival Zone
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.