braiNY Events – April, 2015


Sharon Packer, M.D., psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discusses her latest book Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films. Dr. Packer traces tropes in 19th century literature that reverberate to this day and correlations between turning points in “neuroscience fiction” and the science, using films like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers, Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die to pinpoint paradigm shifts in psychiatry.

When: Wednesday April 22, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: The New York Academy of Medicine – 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Details: Tickets are free. Click here for reservations (required.)



Don’t miss I Was A ChildThe New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan and neuroscientist Dr. Barry Gordon discuss Kaplan’s new memoir. Tickets are $25 click here to purchase

Where: The Rubin Museum of Art

When: April 15th at 7:00 pm.


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