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Dec
1
2021

Conversation with author Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD (Introduction by Herbert Melzer, MD, Moderation by Talia Lerner, PhD) Book Club and Q&A - "Projections: A Story of Human Emotions".

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: NUIN   (312) 503-4300

Group: NUIN Calendar

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings

Description:

We are delighted to invite you to a two-part event with Dr. Karl Deisseroth, author and Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and recipient of the 2021 Lasker Award. See attached Dr. Deisseroth’s biography. Both events will be hosted by a virtual webinar and all members of the Northwestern neuroscience community are welcome to attend.

Dec 1st, 3-4 pm: Conversation with author Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD (Introduction by Herbert Melzer, MD, Moderation by Talia Lerner, PhD) Book Club and Q&A - "Projections: A Story of Human Emotions".

Students invited to ask questions live! You can also submit questions to Dr. Deisseroth about Projections (the content, what inspired it, the process of writing) ahead of time by completing the following SURVEY.

RSVP HERE

Description of and praise for Projections:

Projections is a work of literary nonfiction, that links stories from acute psychiatry to discoveries of modern neuroscience– drawing on literature, personal experience, and the scope of human history and prehistory. Projections has been described as: 

“Projections asks probing questions about some of our most fundamental human traits, to shed light on the origins of our emotions. Deisseroth writes of heartbreaking and desperate medical cases with a doctor’s knowledge, and a novelist’s skill for narrative. I could not put this book down.”  

—May-Britt Moser, Nobel Laureate 

“a stunning work… [Deisseroth] produces Joycean flights of language… [T]he bedrock of his work is the personal encounter, with all its messy cultural baggage, but he has the imagination and literary gift to make it speak to all of us.” – Literary Review

“[A] scintillating and moving analysis of the human brain and emotions . . . A great read.”—Nature

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