Mind, Brain, & Behavior Panel Discussion: What is Mental Illness? A Humanistic, Genetic, & Cognitive Perspective


Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street


How have people thought about mental illness in different cultures, and are there positive aspects associated with it, thinking historically and scientifically? Should we think of mental illness as categorically different or as deviations from the normal healthy state? What measures other than pharmaceutical medicines can be helpful for maintaining positive mental health? Join us as we take a deep dive into the biological, historical and psychological aspects of mental illness.

A panel featuring: Prof. Anne Harrington (History of Science),
Prof. Steve McCarroll (Genetics, HMS) and
Prof. Randy Buckner (Psychology and Neuroscience)
Moderated by: Prof. David Jones (History of Science and Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS)