Understanding the Mind and Brain


Guests:

Nancy Andreasen
* Author, Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome (Oxford Universitiy Press, 2001)
* Director, The MIND Institute
* Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
* University of New Mexico
* Albuquerque, New Mexico

Andrew H. Woods
* Chair of Psychiatry
* Director, University of Iowa Mental Health Clinical Research Center
* University of Iowa College of Medicine
* Iowa City, Iowa

Antonio Damasio
* Author, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness (Harcourt Brace, 2000)
* Adjunct Professor
* The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
* La Jolla, California

Van Allen
* Head Professor, Department of Neurology
* University of Iowa College of Medicine
* Iowa City, Iowa

Neuroimaging studies are unlocking some of the secrets of the human brain, from schizophrenia to emotions to consciousness. In this hour, broadcasting from Iowa City, we'll talk with Nancy Andreasen and Antonio Damasio—two of the world's leading brain scientists and professors at the University of Iowa—about advances in understanding the brain and the mind.

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