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Coming to Terms with Fear with Dr. Joseph LeDoux

  • Weill Cornell Medical College 1300 York Avenue New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)

The New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association Presents

Coming to Terms with Fear

by Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., Professor at NYU Center for Neural Science
Director, NYU Emotional Brain Institute and the Nathan Kline Institute

 Wednesday October 28th, 2015
Check in and registration 6:30 pm
Lecture 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Auditorium, room C-200, 2nd Floor
1300 York Ave., New York NY 10065

Established professionals, early career professionals, and students from all applied, research, and academic settings are invited to attend. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.

Topic Description:

Joseph LeDoux is one of the foremost neuroscientists in the world today. His research explores the biological underpinnings of emotion and memory, especially brain mechanisms that underlie fear and anxiety. In his highly acclaimed book "The Emotional Brain", Dr. LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions. Dr. LeDoux’s recent work focuses on important questions such as: What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them?

Speaker Bio:

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 BrainSynaptic 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.