On Thursday, October 17, Cristina hosts the second public lecture as King Juan Carlos I of Spain Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization at NYU. The event, which is free an open to the public, is held at the KJCC Auditorium, and bears the title A Conversation with Cristina Pato and Kenneth S. Kosik: An Invisible Ancestry and the Unquiet Genes of the Brain.
In this conversation, artist and educator Cristina Pato and neuroscientist Kenneth S. Kosik will talk about music, memory loss, cultural memory, learning and genetics. Dr. Kosik is the co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute and the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Over the last 25 years he has been researching the largest known family in the world with hereditary early-onset of Alzheimer’s disease, in the state of Antioquia, Colombia. His work alongside Prof. Franscico Lopera, director of the Neuroscience Group of Antioquia, inspired Cristina to co-create and co-teach a trans-disciplinary class on memory and migration at UCSB. This collaborative project, designed as part of the Arnhold Innovative Teaching and Learning Initiative for the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, was co-created by Pato, Kosik, and Kim Yasuda (Spatial Art).