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Date: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Subject: Saturday, 11/07: Speak, Memory
To: Barrie Karp <barriekarp@gmail.com>

2:30-4:30 pm, November 7: join us in NYC or watch us stream LIVE!
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Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2:30 pm

The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium of
The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 
247 East 82nd Street, NYC

Free and open to the public 
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Over the last thirty years, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the various types of memory, the neural processes of consolidation and reconsolidation, and the biochemistry of memory, as well as the malleability and limits of autobiographical memory. How might continued research help us identify the importance of memory in normal development, in terms of how our experience and recollection of it guides and affects our lives? What research directions are in development in the fight against memory impairment, an increasing concern for our long-living population? And what can memory researchers and scholars and practitioners of the art of memory learn from one another?

Cristina Alberini
Sven Bernecker
Tom Carew
Martin Conway
Penelope Lewis
CRISTINA ALBERINI is Professor in the Center for Neural Science, New York University. She has been studying the biological mechanisms of long-term memory for the last 20 years. Her studies explore the biological mechanisms of memory consolidation and reconsolidation, the processes by which newly learned information become long-lasting memories, and how memories are modulated and integrated into complex behavioral manifestations. Her studies also aim at utilizing the basic understandings of the mechanisms of memory formation to enhance memories and prevent forgetting, or disrupt pathogenic memories. Both approaches have important translational applications.

She graduated from the University of Pavia in Italy with Honors and obtained a Doctorate in Research in Immunological Sciences from the University of Genoa in Italy. She trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, studying the role of gene expression regulation during long-term synaptic plasticity consolidation in Aplysia californica. From 1997 to 2000, she served on the Faculty of Brown University before joining Mount Sinai in 2001 where she worked until 2011. In 2011 she joined the Center for Neural Science at NYU. She has received several awards including Hirschl-Weill Career Scientist Award, NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorder Award, Mount Sinai Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research, Paul Harris Fellow -Rotary Club Cremona and NIMH-MERIT award.

Since 2004 she has been a member of the Council of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (MCCS); she served as the society’s Treasurer from 2006 to 2009 and then as President from 2009 to 2012.

SVEN BERNECKER is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. After obtaining his doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University, he held research positions at the University of Munich, Birkbeck College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Vienna. He is a recipient of a Humboldt Research Award, a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Philosophical Association, and Director of the Southern California Epistemology Network. His work is mainly in epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Kant and German Idealism. He has published numerous articles in these areas and is the author of three books — Reading Epistemology (2006), The Metaphysics of Memory (2008), and Memory: A Philosophical Study (2010). Currently he is editing a Handbook of the Philosophy of Memory and working on a monograph on the metaphysical foundations of knowledge.
TOM CAREW is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University, where he is also a Professor of Neural Science. Tom trained with Eric Kandel, a pioneer in the field of memory research. Tom is an elected fellow of both AAAS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and served as President of the Society for Neuroscience. His research interests center on cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory.
MARTIN CONWAY is Professor of Cognitive Psychology, head of the psychology department at City University London. He has been studying human memory for more than thirty years. He is known for his pioneering theoretical work on autobiographical memory, as well as for his studies of the neuropsychology of memory and memory’s neurological basis. His research also includes memory impairment and enhancement, and he has recently explored the links between the ability of humans to remember past events and imagine future ones. A graduate of University College London, Dr. Conway earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Open University in 1984. He worked as post-doctoral research scientist in the Medical Research Council’s Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge (UK) was later appointed lecturer in psychology at the University of Lancaster. He subsequently became professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of Bristol, Durham University, and the University of Leeds. A fellow of the Royal College of Arts, the British Psychological Society, the (UK) Academy of Social Sciences, the Psychonomic Society, and the American Psychological Association, he was awarded an honorary degree (Ph.D.) from the Université de Liège. He has been active in providing accessible accounts of research on memory to the public through radio and television, and has been involved in a variety of collaborations with artists that focus on memory. Dr. Conway has been an advisor in many legal cases and written extensively on memory and the law.

PENELOPE LEWIS is a neuroscientist at the University of Manchester, where  she runs the Neuroscience and Psychology of Sleep (NaPS) lab. Her research specifically investigates the role of sleep in strengthening and altering memories – and ways we can use this to our advantage. She is the author of The Secret World of Sleep, which has sold >10K copies and been translated into Japanese and Chinese. She recently gave a TEDx talk on sleep engineering which was viewed ~10K x in the first two months online. She has also written for popular science publications, including New Scientist, Scientific American, and BBC Focus, and was interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air”.  Her research has been featured on the BBC, and she’s received funding from top institutes, including a number of UK research councils as well as the Wellcome Trust and Unilever.
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