Past Event

Neuroscience in the Body: Perspectives at the Periphery - Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

March 6, 2017
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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Buell Hall, Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York
Illustration of human body anatomy with languages overlaying the illustration

The event recording is available via YouTube. 

This discussion will extend across practices distinguished by disciplinary and cultural boundaries to explore neuroscience at the periphery of the body. From the perspective of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the science of touch, we consider the physiological environments in which neurons are embedded. This context may provide new insight into chronic disease, from cancer to Alzheimer’s, by approaching illness from multiple therapeutic and experimental systems.


  • Narendra S. Bhatt, Honorary Research Director and Adjunct Professor, BVDU College of Ayurveda, Pune, India
  • Ellen A. Lumpkin, Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology in Dermatology and Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
  • Peter Wayne, Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Lan A. Li, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event is sponsored by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience and is part of the Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series.