An interview with Stony Brook alumna Heather Berlin ’97, host of the two-part NOVA series “Your Brain,” is featured in SB Matters, where she discusses how the series came to be, and what fascinates her about the brain.
Berlin earned a psychology degree from Stony Brook and went on to study neuroscience and psychiatry, later earning her PhD from Oxford and an MPH from Harvard. She is a cognitive neuroscientist and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.
Through her research, she explores the interactions of the brain and mind with the hope of helping improve the treatment and prevention of psychiatric and neurological disorders. In 2015, Berlin was named a Stony Brook 40 Under Forty honoree. She has also been featured on several programs on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and PBS.
The series premiered this May on PBS and dives deep into perception, deception and the subconscious to discover what drives decision-making.
Read the full interview and watch both episodes at SB Matters.