Lyceum Society January 2016 Meeting

FREE

for Members

Lyceum Society January 2016 Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2016

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Lyceum Society

 

The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45-1:15 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:15–3:00 PM

Brief-Brief Presentation:
Speaker: Hugh Evans
History of the Idea of Epigenetics

Main Presentation:
Speaker: Dr. Joseph E. LeDoux
Fear and Anxiety: A Scientific Odyssey Filled with Discoveries and Denial

Speaker Bios

Hugh Evans

Dr. Evans is a Research Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. He received his BA in Psychology from Rutgers College, his PhD in Psychobiology from the U. of Pittsburgh and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Toxicology at the U of Rochester School of Medicine where he was Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Center. From 1978-2009 he was Associate Professor, then full Professor, Dept. of Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. He did lab research on environmental influences of nervous system disorders; was President of the Medical Faculty Council, Director of a Lab Animal Facility; taught in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at NYU.

Dr. Joseph E. LeDoux

Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School. His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, and Anxious (July 2015). LeDoux has received a number of awards, including the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, the Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, the Santiago Grisolia Prize, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the American Psychological Association Donald O Hebb Award. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids.

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