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Kandel Speaks on Art History

Dr. Kandel smiles on stage as a grinning Dr. Collins looks toward audience in Masur auditorium

Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Kandel (l) speaks at Demystifying Medicine talk Jan. 5. He was introduced by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (r).

Photo: Ernie Branson

Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Kandel of Columbia University laid aside his scientific work and spoke instead on art history in the opening Demystifying Medicine talk Jan. 5 in Masur Auditorium.

He was introduced by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. Kandel spoke on “The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present,” which is also the title of his recent book.

The talk can be seen at

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