Oliver Sacks, dubbed by The New York Times as "the poet laureate of medicine," will be speaking about "Music and Mind" at Columbia University on March 7th at 6:15pm.
Long an inspiration for artists working in forms as varied as poetry, painting, dance, cinema, and fiction, Sacks has written recently, "We have, as yet, scarcely touched the question of why music, for better or worse, has so much power. It is a question that goes to the heart of being human."
Seating will be on a first come first served basis.
No registration, no tickets.
This event is free and open to the general public.
Sacks is clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, and the author of nine books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985). His forthcoming book, Music and the Brain, will be published by Knopf in October, 2007.