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Lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kendel on 'The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present'

Lecture by Nobel Laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D. University Professor at Columbia University; 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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Building 10, Masur Auditorium
NIH Main Campus

Kandel's lecture title is based on his most recent book of the same name which explores the interaction of artists, writers, physicians, and scientists in the salons of turn-of-the-century Vienna that gave birth to a new way of thinking about the mind. The book won the Bruno-Kreisky Award in Literature, Austria's highest literary award.

Kandel trained at the NIH in neurobiology in the late 1950s as well as 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. In addition, Kandel organized the neuroscience curriculum at Columbia University.

To watch the lecture online, visit http://videocast.nih.gov. Registration is not required; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fire regulations require that every person in Masur Auditorium must have a seat. Standing in the aisles or in the back of the auditorium is not permitted. Sign language interpreters can be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Jacqueline Roberts, Jacqueline.Roberts@nih.gov, 301-594-6747, or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339. 

Signed copies of the book will be available prior to and after the lecture at FAES Bookstore@NIH.