On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. , there will be a DVD screening of "Between Science and Art" with Eric Kandel of Columbia University and Alan Alda, six-time Emmy Award winner. This program will take place in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. The price of admission is $10.
Kandel's book, "The Age of Insight," explores how, in Vienna in 1900, five of the best minds - across disciplines from medical science to psychology and painting, from Sigmund Freud to Gustav Klimt - radically reframed our understanding of ourselves and our unconscious mental processes.
Together, they initiated a dialogue between art and brain science that continues to provide insight today.
Kandel won the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. He is professor of psychiatry, biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University, a senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is the award-winning author of many books.
Alan Alda is a six-time Emmy Award winner and hosted the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers for 11 years. He is a visiting professor at Stony Brook University, where he is developing innovative programs that enable scientists to communicate more effectively with the public.
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