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Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: International House, Davis Hall, 500 Riverside Drive New York, NY
Tickets: Free registration required. Click here to RSVP.

More people suffer from anxiety disorders (including OCD) than any other mental illness; these disorders are the sixth leading cause of global disability, according to the World Health Organization. Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, will describe how the latest neuroscience is transforming our understanding of and treatments for anxiety and OCD, offering new hope in the face of fear.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

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From robots to humans, the ability to learn from experience turns a rigid response system into a flexible, adaptive one. What are the mechanisms that allow everyday experiences to change the way we perceive, act and make decisions? Research by Daphna Shohamy, PhD, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Principal Investigator at the Morimter B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, explores how different parts of the brain work together to support learning, what this means for how memories are built, and what the consequences are for how we make decisions.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
Tickets: Free registration required. Click here to RSVP.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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Families, students and teachers are invited to test, trick and learn about their brain at the annual Community Brain Expo. The Brain Expo, sponsored by Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, features demonstrations by scientists and activities for all ages.

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 40 Haven Ave, New York, NY; Kolb Annex Lobby, 1 block west of W 168th St at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
Tickets: Free registration encouraged, especially for groups. Click here to RSVP.

 

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Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, a pediatric neuroscientist at Columbia University, will discuss her acclaimed research on how family income affects a growing brain.  

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall (3rd Floor), 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
Tickets: Free registration required. Click here to RSVP.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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Nobel laureate and co-director of Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Richard Axel, MD, will share his acclaimed research and insights into how the brain knows what the nose is smelling.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
Tickets: Free registration required. Click here to RSVP.

This event is part of our Brain Insight Lecture Series, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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