December 8, 2016
"Forgetting Fear" with Daniela Schiller, Ph.D.
Can we change or even erase memories? Neuroscience research is unravelling the cognitive and biological mechanisms that make memories malleable upon retrieval, allowing for memory modification. This line of research promotes a paradigm shift in the way we view memory – no longer an accurate stable representation of a life event, but rather a dynamic process biologically designed for updates and revisions. Gaining a deeper understanding into the workings of emotional memory in the human brain would also elucidate the biological basis of psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
A screening of a recent film directed by Liron Unreich on trauma memory and reconsolidation featuring Dr. Schiller and her father, a Holocaust survivor, will be shown as part of the presentation. To view a clip ahead of time, please click "watch video" link below.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium