SOLD OUT: "The age of insight: the quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain" by Prof Eric Kandel at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Past Event

21 March 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This talk is now sold out

This book talk is part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2015. Oxford Martin School is the Festival Ideas Partner.

Speaker: Professor Eric Kandel, Nobel Laureate; University Professor & Kavli Professor of Brain Science, Columbia University; Director of the The Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Co-director of the The Mind Brain Behavior Initiative; and Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Summary: Nobel-Prize-Winning neuroscientist Professor Eric Kandel goes back to Vienna in 1900 to chart the beginning of a revolution in our understanding of how we think about the human mind - our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions - and how our mind and brain relate to art. Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe in 1900 and leading artists and scientists - Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele - were swapping ideas that led to breakthroughs in psychology, brain science, literature and art. Kandel looks at the rich cultural life of Vienna, the ideas and advances that were made and the enduring influence they have today.

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About the speaker

Professor Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on memory storage in the brain, was born in Vienna. He is a professor at Columbia University, USA, a senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a founding director of the Centre for Neurobiology and Behaviour at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He is author of a memoir, In Search of Memory, winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Award.