Medical Humanities Halloween Dinner Talk by Steven C. Schlozman, M.D., "Zombies, Neuroscience, & Psychology" - Registration Required


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


OCS Reading Room, 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA, United States



Thursday, October 30, 6:00-7:30pm
OCS Reading Room (54 Dunster St.)

by Steven C. Schlozman, M.D., Author of Zombie Autopsies, Psychiatrist, MGH, and Co-Director, Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Why do we love “slasher” films?  Why would anyone love zombies?  Why do we enjoy being afraid?  It turns out there is a blossoming and surprisingly modern neuroscience and psychology that explains the love among us of the horror genre.  Cognitive dissonance, pattern recognition, functional neurobiology, and a propensity towards thrill seeking all play central roles.  Join Dr. Steve Schlozman as we meet to discuss why in the world horror fans keep coming back for more.
A catered dinner will be served! SPACE IS LIMITED—PLEASE REGISTER through Crimson Careers on the OCS website.

Co-sponsored by the Ackerman Program on Medicine & Culture and the Office of Career Services.
  About Dr. Schlozman:

Dr. Schlozman (2nd from the right) is at Harvard as a psychiatrist but he has also become a popular novelist. His first book, Zombie Autopsies, is now being made into a major motion picture with a screenplay by George Romero. He has published short fiction, spoken at the Denver Film Festival, appeared in two feature documentaries and a History Channel program that all focus on the cultural significance of the zombie craze, and he has written about vampires, horror, metal music and sports for Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, Southwest Airlines Magazine, and the Guardian (the UK).

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