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Humanities Center Public Lecture Series: Daniela Schiller

April 12, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Forgetting Fear

Can we change our emotional memories? In extreme situations, when emotional memories become traumatic, we wish to diminish our emotional responses and even 'erase' emotional memories altogether. The talk will describe neuroimaging, pharmacology and psychophysiology research geared toward understanding the neural mechanisms that make such emotional flexibility. We will examine evidence for neural emotional processing in the normal brain and in patients with anxiety disorders, and the hope to promote new forms of treatment.

About the speaker: 

Daniela Schiller is a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry who leads the Schiller Lab for Affective Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Category: Lectures and Seminars