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Neuroscience in the Body: Perspectives at the Periphery

March 6, 2017
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Columbia University, Buell Hall, 515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

This discussion will extend across practices distinguished by disciplinary and cultural boundaries to explore neuroscience at the periphery of the body. From the perspective of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the science of touch, we consider the physiological environments in which neurons are embedded. This context may provide new insight into chronic disease, from cancer to Alzheimer’s, by approaching illness from multiple therapeutic and experimental systems.

Speakers:
Narendra S. Bhatt, Honorary Research Director and Adjunct Professor, BVDU College of Ayurveda, Pune, India
Ellen A. Lumpkin, Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology in Dermatology and Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
Peter Wayne, Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Moderator:
Lan A. Li, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reception to follow.

Narendra S. Bhatt, Honorary Research Director and Adjunct Professor, BVDU College of Ayurveda, Pune, India

Ellen A. Lumpkin, Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology in Dermatology and Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

Peter Wayne, Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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