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“Why Do We Feel So Afraid?” Topic of Joseph LeDoux Lecture, Oct. 10

October 1, 2007
N-77, 2007-08

Neuroscience Lecture to Be Followed By Performance By LeDoux’s Band, The Amygdaloids

New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux, director of NYU’s Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety, will deliver a public lecture, “Why Do We Feel So Afraid,” on Wed., Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m. at New York University (Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Sts.). LeDoux is the author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are.

The event will also include a performance by LeDoux’s band, the Amygdaloids. The band plays a blend of original tunes (“Mind-Body Problem,” “All in a Nut,” “If You Want Your Mind to Last”) dubbed by John Nash, the mathematician who was the subject of the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind,” as “psychoanalytic.” One of the band’s objectives is to increase awareness of mental health issues through promotion of research via music. For more on the Amygdaloids, go to Its inaugural CD, “Heavy Mental,” will be released later this month.

Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

The general public should RSVP at or by calling 212.998.6763.

  • Who: Joseph LeDoux, professor of neural science, New York University; the Amygdaloids
  • What: Lecture & Performance
  • When: Wed., Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m.
  • Where: New York University’s School of Law (Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Sts.).

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release


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