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Fearful Brains in an Anxious World

Fearful Brains in an Anxious World

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by Science & the City, NYU's School of Continuing & Professional Studies, and the Office of the Dean of Sciences at NYU

 

How does the brain work in response to emotions, especially fear? Renowned NYU neuroscience researcher Joseph LeDoux presents his latest research about the mysteries of emotions and the workings of the brain.

Plus: The Amygdaloids. LeDoux joins fellow scientists and musicians, including environmental biologist Tyler Volk, to perform songs about love and life inspired by the lab.

Joseph LeDoux is a University Professor and Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology at NYU. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory. Read the recent article on LeDoux's work from Scientific American.

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