October 24, 2017
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