Philosopher of Neuroscience visits Glynn Program

Author: Meserve, Margaret


Dr Noga Arikha, an award-winning philosopher and historian of neuroscience, visited Notre Dame as a Glynn Visiting Scholar over two weeks in October. Jointly hosted by the Glynn Program and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Dr Arikha gave guest lectures in several classes in Psychology and the Health, Humanities, and Society minor and gave a public lecture on her latest book, The Ceiling Outside, based on her observational work at a psychiatric hospital in Paris. On October 5, she met with a group of Glynn Psychology and Neuroscience majors over dinner for nearly two hours of conversation on topics ranging from the history of the mind-body problem to the current state of research on the physiology of memory loss. Glynn Scholars had the chance to pick up copies of The Ceiling Outside before hearing Dr Arikha read from her book and discuss some of the fascinating psychiatric case studies she explores in its chapters.