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.