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Neuroscience event hits big screen

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Harvard community invited to participate in video conference

The Harvard Alumni Association invites members of the Harvard community to participate in a live neuroscience videoconference via satellite on Dec. 1 at Hawes Hall, room 201, Harvard Business School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The event, which will take place at the Harvard Club of New York City, will feature welcoming remarks by President Lawrence H. Summers, and a panel discussion with Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Joshua R. Sanes, professor of molecular and cellular biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Paul J. Finnegan Family Director of the Center for Brain Science; and Carla J. Shatz, Nathan Pusey Professor of Neurobiology and head of the Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School. The discussion will be moderated by Provost Steven E. Hyman. Richard T. Born, associate professor of neurobiology, will be on-site in Cambridge to answer questions after the broadcast has ended. Other satellite locations include Chicago and Silicon Valley. All three satellite locations will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists in New York.

The first Neurobiology Department was founded at Harvard University in 1966. Today, the study of neuroscience at Harvard is focused on basic research that will shed light on the fundamental question: What makes us human? Harvard neuroscientists are not only concerned with finding cures for Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia. They intend to discover the circuits and mechanisms that underlie our individual thoughts and emotions. Ultimately, basic research in neuroscience will provide a rational approach to drug discovery and treatment for disease.

For more information or to register, contact the Harvard Alumni Association at (800) 654-6494.