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In Search of Memory: A Documentary Film about Eric Kandel by Petra Seeger


Press Release

WHAT: Film Screening: In Search of Memory

WHO: Emilio Bizzi, Institite Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Eric Kandel, University Professor and Director, Kaveli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia Unviersity; Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Petra Seeger, Writer, Producer, and Director, In Search of Memory

WHEN: Monday, February 2, 2009, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, Mass.

In Search of Memory is a documentary biopic chronicling the life and career of neuroscientist Eric Kandel, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Beginning with his childhood in Vienna before and after the Nazi takeover, the film explores Kandel’s own memories and uses them to illustrate the scientific discoveries that elucidated how memories are stored in the brain.

This program is by invitation only.


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