Dienstag 05.11.2019 17:00 — 19:00
Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, ArtLab Foyer

CLaME Lecture with Joseph LeDoux

Joseph LeDoux. Photo courtesy: Diemut Strebe

Tuesday, November 5, 5 p. m.

Prof. Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University

"As Soon as There Is Life, There Is Danger"

Understanding human behavior through the prism of the first living organisms


Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt

Due to limited seats we ask for registration in advance via e-mail to presse@ae.mpg.de.

Joseph E. LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at NYU in the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology. He is also one of the Deputy Directors of the new Max Planck – NYU Center for Language, Music and Emotion (CLaME).

His work is focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion and he is the author of The Emotional Brain, Synaptic Self, Anxious, and the The Deep History of Ourselves (August 2019).

LeDoux has received a number of awards including William James Award from the Association for Psychological Science, Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society, Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science, Jean Louis Signoret Prize of the IPSEN Foundation, Santiago Grisolia Prize, American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the American Psychological Association Donald O. Hebb Award.

His book Anxious received the 2016 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.

Joseph E. LeDoux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the lead singer and songwriter in the rock band, The Amygdaloids (amygdaloids.com) and performs with Colin Dempsey as the acoustic duo So We Are (soweare.net).

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