Kerry Tribe and Eric Kandel

Art & Neuroscience with Kerry Tribe and Eric Kandel

Copresented with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric R. Kandel and artist Kerry Tribe discuss their ideas on perception, response, and memory formation in the brain and in art. Kerry Tribe is a Los Angeles-based artist, known for her films and installations. She has created a number of works centered on her ongoing inquiry into the life sciences and medicine while raising questions around performance, communication, and empathy through a clinical eye. She is the recipient of a Herb Alpert Award in Film and Video (2017) and a Creative Capital Grant (2012). Tribe's most recent film, Standardized Patient, was commissioned by SFMOMA and is currently on view at 1301PE.

Dr. Kandel is an Austrian-American neuroscientist and a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University. He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons. Trained in neurobiology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kandel wanted to understand how memory works. The central thesis of his study has been described as an explanation of the relationships between psychology and neurology.