Brain Awareness Week: What we think, we become: A neuroscientist’s understanding: a lecture by Dr. Andre Fenton

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Monday


Memories are the imprints that experience leaves in the brain in defining knowledge, mental competence, and, in part, our individuality. In this lecture, Dr. Fenton will explain the biological basis of how experience alters brain function-breakthroughs that will eventually have a remarkable impact on our lives. 

Dr. Andre Fenton is a professor of Neural Science at New York University. He studies how brains store experiences as memories, and how the expression of knowledge activates information that is relevant without activating what is irrelevant. Dr. Fenton and colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first molecule that maintains the persistence of memories in the brain, a discovery recognized by Science Magazine as one of the 10 most important breakthroughs in all of science and technology published in 2006. André founded Bio-Signal Group Corp., which developed and commercialized an FDA-approved portable, wireless, and easy to use platform for obtaining medical quality EEGs for emergency medicine, sports, space exploration, and under served clinics in Africa.