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Freud's Drawings, from Brain to Mind

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Freud's Drawings, from Brain to Mind

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Freud's Drawings, from Brain to Mind

Freud's Drawings, from Brain to Mind

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Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, started his career as a scientist, studying basic brain biology. Saturday is the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth. In honor of the occasion, the New York Academy of Medicine opens a new exhibit of Freud's scientific drawings.

Guests:

Lynn Gamwell, curator of From Neurology to Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud's Drawings and Diagrams of the Mind, New York Academy of Medicine; director, Art Museum at the State University of New York at Binghamton

Mark Solms, psychoanalyst; director, Neuro-Psychoanalysis Center; New York Psychoanalytic Institute; professor, Neuropsychology