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.)
Where: The Rubin Museum of Art
When: April 15th at 7:00 pm.