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Discovering Our Selves: The Science of Emotion

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Program and Speakers

Tuesday, May 5, 1998


  • James H. Billington, D.Phil.
    Librarian of Congress
  • Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
    Director, National Institute of Mental Health
    of the National Institutes of Health

    Keynote Address: "The Science of Emotion"

  • Antonio R. Damasio, M.D., Ph.D.
    M.W. Van Allen Professor and Head
    Department of Neurology
    The University of Iowa College of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    Panel: "The Science of Memory and Emotion"

  • Daniel L. Schacter, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    Harvard University
  • Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
    University Professor, Columbia University
    and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • James L. McGaugh, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
    and Research Professor of Psychobiology
    University of California-Irvine
  • Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D. Associate Professor
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
    The University of Texas Health Science Center

    Panel: "The Affect of Emotions:
    Laying the Groundwork in Childhood"

  • Moderator: Peter S. Jensen, M.D.
    Chief, Child and Adolescent Disorders Research Branch
    Division of Clinical Research
    National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Jerome S. Kagan, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychology
    Harvard University
  • Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
    Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mary (Maya) Carlson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
    Associate Professor of Population and International Health
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Bunting Science Fellow at Radcliffe/Harvard
  • Felton J. Earls, M.D.
    Professor of Human Behavior and Development
    Harvard School of Public Health

    Special Presentation:
    "Pressing Our Buttons: The Media and Emotion"

  • Garrick Utley, CNN

    Wednesday, May 6, 1998

    Keynote Address

  • Tipper Gore, Mental Health Policy Advisor to the President

    Panel: "Encountering Daily Life:
    How Our Emotions Affect Us"

  • Moderator: Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
  • Susan Mineka, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Northwestern University
    and Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1997-98)
  • Dennis S. Charney, M.D.
    Deputy Chairman, Academic and Scientific Affairs
    Yale University
  • J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Director of Affective Disorders Clinic
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Philip W. Gold, M.D.
    Chief, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch
    National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
  • Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.
    Chief, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch
    Division of Intramural Research Programs
    National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

    Special Presentation: "Emotional Origins of Intelligence"

  • Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.
    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
    Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics
    George Washington University Medical Center

    Closing Session: "The Future of the Study of Emotion"

  • Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D
    Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science
    New York University

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