Delving Within: The New Science of the Unconscious

Delving Within: The New Science of the Unconscious

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

The Nour Foundation

Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated program To the Best of Our Knowledge

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

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.

Featuring

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

Moderator

Steve Paulson

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

Registration — Individual Lecture Prices

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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

Featuring

Heather Berlin, PhD, MPH

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She explores interactions of the human brain and mind with the goal of contributing to improved treatment and prevention of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Berlin is a visiting scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and was a visiting professor at Vassar College, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology / University of Zurich, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the Young Investigator Award from the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the International Neuropsychological Society Phillip M. Rennick Award, the Young Investigator Award from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, and the Clifford Yorke Prize from the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society. Passionate about science communication, Dr. Berlin is host of the PBS series Science Goes to the Movies, and the Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown. She has made numerous media appearances including on the BBC, Netflix, History Channel, NPR, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and TEDx. Dr. Berlin received her PhD from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.

Efrat Ginot, PhD

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

Efrat Ginot PhD is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a psychologist–psychoanalyst and a supervisor in NYC. Her published papers reflect a long-standing interest in integrating neuropsychology with psychotherapeutic concepts. Her published papers on therapeutic enactments, intersubjectivity and self-narratives integrate neuropsychology and psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic practice. She received the 2002 Gradiva Award for best article examining the concept of the Holding Environment within the psychotherapeutic dyad. She recently published a book expanding on her ideas. The book: The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious: Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy continues her integrative work and proposes a new model for understanding unconscious processes. Efrat Ginot is also an artist.

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

Historian, psychoanalyst, and psychiatrist, George Makari is the author of widely acclaimed, Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind (2015), which The Wall Street Journal called "brilliant," "essential reading." His first book, the 2008 work, Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis, received the Gradiva Prize and the Hartmann Award, and was deemed the best history of its kind by Harold Bloom. His essays have won numerous honors and have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, and The Lancet. Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Dr. Makari is also Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Adjunct Professor at both Rockefeller University and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He attended Brown University, Cornell University Medical College, and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. He lives with his family in New York City.

Moderator

Steve Paulson

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

Steve Paulson is the executive producer and an interviewer with To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Peabody Award-winning radio program produced at Wisconsin Public Radio and syndicated nationally by Public Radio International. Paulson has written for Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Independent and other publications. His radio reports have also been broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. His recent book, Atoms and Eden: Conversations on Religion and Science, was published by Oxford University Press.

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