Eric Kandel at TEDxMet: The Age of Insight

A fas­cin­at­ing talk by Eric Kan­del, who wrote one of the best books on ‘the bio­logy of the behold­er­’s share’.  ‘The age of insight — the quest to under­stand the uncon­scious in art, mind, and braind, from Vienna 1900 to the present’ spans more than 600 pages and is very com­pre­hens­ive in its scope. If you’re inter­ested in the inter­sec­tion of art and sci­ence, the book is a must-read. This TED talk at the Met­ro­pol­it­an Museum of New York sums it up pretty good in under 20 minutes.


Eric R. Kan­del, MD, is a pro­fess­or at Columbia Uni­ver­sity, the Fred Kavli Pro­fess­or and Dir­ect­or, Kavli Insti­tute for Brain Sci­ence, and a seni­or invest­ig­at­or at the Howard Hughes Med­ic­al Insti­tute. A gradu­ate of Har­vard Col­lege and the NYU School of Medi­cine, Kan­del trained in neuro­bi­o­logy at the Nation­al Insti­tutes of Health and in psy­chi­atry at Har­vard Med­ic­al School. In 2000, he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine.