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    Conversation with...Eric Kandel

    Friday, November 21, 2014
    7:30 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute continues its popular "Conversations with...." series and is pleased to present Dr. Lois Oppenheim in conversation with Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel. The focus of the discussion will be the extensions of his career in neurobiology into psychiatry, personal memoir, and writing on art and history --- and how they have been formed by his life experience.

    A book signing will follow the event.

    There are no more tickets available for this event.
    Contact Sharon Weller for additional information at 212-879-7050.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium

    Eric R. Kandel, M.D. is University Professor at Columbia; Fred Kavli Professor and Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Co-Director, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute; and a Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. A graduate of Harvard College and N.Y.U. School of Medicine, Dr. Kandel trained in neurobiology at the NIH and in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1974 as the founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. At Columbia, Kandel organized the neuroscience curriculum. He is an editor of Principles of Neural Science, the standard textbook in the field, now in its 5th edition. In 2006, Kandel wrote a book on the brain for the general public entitled In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, which won both the L.A. Times and U.S. National Academy of Science Awards for Best Book in Science and Technology in 2008. A documentary film based on that book is also entitled In Search of Memory. In 2012 Kandel wrote The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present, which won the Bruno-Kreisky Award in Literature, Austria's highest literary award.

    Dr. Kandel’s research has been concerned with the molecular mechanisms of memory storage in aplysia and mice. More recently, he has studied memory disorders, mental illness, and nicotine addiction. Dr. Kandel has received twenty-two honorary degrees, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, and a member of the National Science Academies of Austria, France, Germany, and Greece. He has been recognized with the Albert Lasker Award, the Heineken Award of the Netherlands, the Gairdner Award of Canada, both the Harvey Prize and the Wolf Prize of Israel, the National Medal of Science in the U.S., and, in 2000, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

    Lois Oppenheim, Ph.D. has authored or edited eleven books, the most recent being Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (Routledge, 2013), awarded the 2013 Courage to Dream Prize by the American Psychoanalytic Association; A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2005); and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue With Art (Univ. of Michigan Press, 2000). She has been Visiting Scholar at the Psychiatric Institute of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, on the Boards of The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies, and a past president of the international Samuel Beckett Society. Dr. Oppenheim continues as host of NYPSI's popular "Conversations with..." series of discussions on creativity. She is co-creator of the documentary films on mental health stigma called How to Touch a Hot Stove: Thought and Behavioral Differences in a Society of Norms, awarded 2014 Honorable Mention by SAMHSA, and CRAZY?.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •