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  • Delving Within: The New Science of the Unconscious

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by The Nour Foundation, Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge, and The New York Academy of Sciences

      • Registration Closed

    Video of the full event is available on the Nour Foundation's YouTube channel.

    What exactly is the relationship between conscious awareness and the unconscious mind? How, for example, does the brain classify and sort its different functions into conscious or unconscious processes? What is the mechanism through which the unconscious shapes the thoughts and feelings that emerge into our conscious awareness? If the self as a whole is comprised of a combination of our unconscious and conscious minds, how can we effectively integrate these different aspects of ourselves? Can we systematically access or tap into our non-rational, intuitive realm to lead richer and more creative lives? How has the history of human conceptualizations about the unconscious influenced current theories? Neuroscientist Heather Berlin, psychologist Efrat Ginot and psychiatrist George Makari will shed light on the history of the mind and the latest insights into the fascinating and still emerging science of the unconscious.

    *Reception to follow.


    Heather Berlin, PhD, MPH

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai co-host of Science Goes to the Movies

    Efrat Ginot, PhD

    Psychologist-psychoanalyst, The Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
    Author of The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious

    George Makari, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry; Director, De Witt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine
    Author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind


    Steve Paulson

    Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Radio's nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge

    Registration — Individual Lecture Prices

    Member (including students) $5
    Nonmember $15
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $7

    Presented by

    • The New York Academy of Sciences
    • Nour Foundation
    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    Media Sponsor


    Promotional Partners

    The Dana Foundation


    This event is part of the Unlocking the Unconscious: Exploring the Undiscovered Self series.

    Moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio's Steve Paulson, this three-part series brings together leading scientists and scholars to probe the largely unexamined realm of the unconscious mind through a mix of disciplinary approaches, including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and psychotherapy.

    To learn more about each lecture and to purchase tickets, click on the links below.

      • Delving Within: The New Science of the Unconscious, Wednesday, October 26, 2016

      • Dreaming: A Gateway to the Unconscious? Wednesday, December 7, 2016

      • The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness, Wednesday, February 15, 2017