Brain Month brings neuroscientists out of the lab and into the spotlight, in traditional as well as off-beat venues.
The diverse events of Brain Month exemplify the interdisciplinary focus of MBBI. Through MBBI Columbia University will lead a transformation in the study of the brain and drive the field into new and unanticipated directions.
Use the links to the right to read more or register for Brain Month events.
Columbia University Brain Month | October 2012
Get a taste of the transformational neuroscience happening soon at Columbia with topics that offer insight into brain function and dysfunction, the logic of decision making, and even the relationship between the brain and our appreciation of art, beauty, and good food.
Use the links below to register for Brain Month events.
**Note the Monday, October 29th event Café Science: Singing in the Brain has been cancelled due to the severe weather.**
Explore the Frontiers of the Mind: The Deliberating Brain
Date and Time: Monday, October 1, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Carlyle
Featuring: Michael N. Shadlen, professor of neuroscience, Columbia University, and investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Registration for this event is at capacity and we regret that we cannot accept additional reservations.
CAA Alumni Leaders Panel:
Understanding Our Brains, Understanding Ourselves
Date and Time: Friday, October 12, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Location: New-York Historical Society
Featuring: Moderator: Jonathan Weiner P: '11CC, Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner (The Beak of the Finch) and
- Richard Axel, 2004 Nobel laureate; University Professor; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institue; co-director of the Mind Brain Behavior Institute
- Lise Eliot '87PS, '91PS, associate professor of neuroscience, Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University; author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain
- Neil Shneider, '90PS, '93PS, '94PS, assistant professor, Department of Neurology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
- Leslie Vosshall '87CC, professor of biochemistry; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, Rockefeller University
With special viewing of images from Portraits of the Mind, with Carl Schoonover '08GSAS, '11GSAS and reception with the Columbia Alumni Arts League.
We Are What We Remember: Memory and the Biological Basis of Individuality (Frontiers of Science Core Course Lecture)
Date and Time: Thursday, October 18
Featuring: 2000 Nobel laureate and Fred Kavli Professor Eric Kandel, co-director of the Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
Open only to undergraduate students in Frontiers of Science.
Food, Taste, and the Brain
Guggenheim Museum's "Works & Process" series
Date and Time: Saturday, October 20, from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Guggenheim Museum
Featuring: Charles Zuker, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, Columbia University
Followed by private viewing of "Picasso Black and White" exhibition. Visit www.worksandprocess.org for tickets.
Live Web Chat with Eric Kandel
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 24, from Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Featuring: Participate in a live conversation with Dr. Kandel on Columbia Giving Day, the first all-campus event promoting annual giving to change lives that change the world.
2012 Canada Gairdner International Award and Awardees Lecture
Topic: Motor circuits and the sense of place
Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto
Featuring: Thomas Jessell, 2012 Canada Gairdner Laureate and co-director of the Mind Brain Behavior Initiative
For more information visit www.gairdner.org/content/university-toronto
Topic: New Insights Into The Brain
Date and Time: Friday, October 26, at 9:00 a.m.
Location: University of Toronto
Featuring: Eric Kandel, 1987 Canada Gairdner Laureate
For more information visit www.gairdner.org/content/university-toronto-1.
Café Science: Singing in the Brain - CANCELLED due to severe weather
Date and Time: Monday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Craft Private Dining room, 47 East 19th St. NY, NY
Featuring: Sarah Woolley, associate professor of psychology, Columbia University and Jill Sobule, singer/songwriter
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