Thursday, November 18, 2010

Emotions, the Brain, and the Body - Esther Sternberg and Ian Hickie

Cool talk on the links between emotions and the immune system.

Emotions, the Brain, and the Body - Esther Sternberg and Ian Hickie

How do the emotions affect our physical and mental health? What is the science that shows how brain and body interact to make us sick or well? Two of the world’s leading researchers expose and explore the pathways within the brain through which our emotions connect with our bodies. Professor Sternberg describes how the brain and immune system are linked, how the immune system signals the brain and affects our emotions, and what the implications can be for stress and treatable and chronic diseases. Professor Hickie discusses studies conducted by the Brain and Mind Research Institute that indicate the role the emotions play in the developing adolescent brain and identity, and the ways in which early interventions might be used to prevent and treat these diseases.

Esther M Sternberg, MD is Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, Director of the Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH/NIH and Co-Chair of the NIH Intramural Program on Research in Women's Health in the USA. Professor Ian Hickie is Executive Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Sydney.

Presented by Sydney Ideas, University of Sydney, October 2010. Co-presented with Arts and Health Australia, the Brain and Mind Institute and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
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