Since 1991, six symposia at the Library of Congress have offered opportunities for everyone to learn about cutting-edge research in the neurosciences. Programs are listed below.
Videotapes are available from NIMH
July 24, 1991: Frontiers of Neuroscience
Lewis L. Judd, M.D.; James H. Billington; Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.: introductory remarks
Marcus E. Raichle, M.D.: "Seeing the Brain in Action Through Brain Imaging"
John R. Searle, D.Phil.: "Relations Between Mind and Brain"
Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.: "Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: Neurobiology and the Brain"
February 5, 1992: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.: "Learning, Memory, and the Biological Basis of Individuality"
Larry R. Squire, Ph.D.: "The Organization of Memory"
Charles F. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.: "How Memories Are Stored"
Antonio R. Damasio, M.D.: "The Neural Basis of Memory in Humans"
September 17, 1992: Language and the Brain
Alfonso Caramazza, Ph.D.: "The Representation of Lexical Knowledge in the Brain"
Ursula Bellugi, Ed.D.: "Brain Organization and Language"
Steven E. Petersen, Ph.D.: "Functional Neuroimaging of Brain Areas Involved in Language"
George Ojemann, M.D.: "Investigating Language During Awake Neurosurgery"
March 18, 1993: The Brain in Process
David H. Hubel, M.D.: "The Brain: a Cosmic Frontier in Research"
Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.: "Wiring the Brain in Development: Order from Disorder"
Paula Tallal, Ph.D.: "Studies of Language Development and Disorders"
November 10, 1993: The Aging Brain, Alzheimer's, and New Perspectives
Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.: "Clinical Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease"
Kenneth Kosik, M.D.: "The Application of Neuroscience to the Problems of the Elderly"
Allen D. Roses, M.D.: "Discovery of an Alzheimer's Gene"
February 7, 1995: The Adaptable Brain (Plasticity)
Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.: "Brain Plasticity Origins of Human Abilities & Disabilities"
Roger A. Nicoll, Ph.D.: "In Search of the Molecules of Memory"
Richard W. Tsien, D.Phil.: "New Insights Into Communication Among Brain Cells"
Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., Ph.D.: "Emotion, Memory, and Social Behavior"