'Portraits of the Mind' author to present a visual history of the brain at public event in New York

December 09, 2010

Described by the New York Times as "an odyssey through the brain, illuminated by a rainbow," Carl Schoonover's new book, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, is a stunning visual history of the brain.

The author will present the book, which includes beautiful black-and-white and vibrantly colored images that have never before been seen by the general public, at an event at the New York Academy of Sciences on December 15.

WHAT: A Public Science Event: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

WHO: Carl Schoonover, author of Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, a new book from Abrams

WHEN: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A reception and booksigning will follow.

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor, New York, NY

Presented by the Science & the City, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences. For more information or to register, please visit www.nyas.org/visualbrain.
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Media must register in advance by contacting Adrienne Burke, Director, Public Outreach, the New York Academy of Sciences, at aburke@nyas.org, 212.298.8655.

The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 25,000 members in 140 countries, NYAS is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. NYAS' core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large. Visit us online at www.nyas.org.

New York Academy of Sciences

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