V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D. will receive the 2013 Arnold Pfeffer Prize and present on "Neurology and Freud"
Despite breathtaking progress in brain imaging, our knowledge of how the human brain works remains rudimentary - what we need are conceptual advances. As Freud himself recognized, the key to understanding human nature and human consciousness lies in neuroscience; especially what currently goes by the name cognitive neuroscience.
Dr. Ramachandran's laboratory studies behavioral deficits arising from focal brain changes; he will use two neurological syndromes to illustrate both the pitfalls and strengths of Freudian approaches.
Note: Due to overwhelming response, we are unable to hold seats for those who pre-registered, Admission is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please come early to ensure you have a seat.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium