|Brain Science Speaker Series|
|Joseph LeDoux, New York University|
|Lucy Moses Professor of Science|
|Digital Media Center Theatre
October 12, 2018 - 04:00 pm
LSU Multidisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Discovery will host scientists who have made substantial contributions to the field of neuroscience to speak about their work on LSU’s campus. Each speaker will give a presentation followed by a discussion panel with LSU faculty members.
Joseph LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science, and he directs the Emotional Brain Institute of NYU and the Nathan Kline Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical School. His work is focused on the biological underpinnings of emotion and memory, especially brain mechanisms related to fear and anxiety. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the New York Academy of Science, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and the recipient of the 2005 Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science. He is the author of Anxious, which received the 2016 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association. LeDoux is also an alumnus of LSU and an LSU football fan!