Dr. Erik Kandel 2014 Emerson-Wier (March 13)

Dr. Erik Kandel is an American neuropsychiatrist who received the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. His studies of the molecular basis of learning and memory underpin much of what we know about how events are recorded by the brain, processed by individual nerve cells, and etched in gray matter. In the spring of 2012, Kandel released The Age of Insight, which studies the art and culture of 19th century Vienna from a neurological perspective.

On March 13, Kandel will serve as the keynote speaker for the eighth-annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium. His keynote address is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.