[Image: Richard Axel photo by Hans Mehlin in P&S]
title Scents and Sensibility: Towards a Molecular Logic of Perception
description The 250th Anniversary of Columbia University (Columbia250) in 2004 seemed a grand event, and it's well-documented online. Among the symposia is Brain and Mind. It attracted many prestigious speakers including Nobel laureates Richard Axel and Eric Kandel. The last speaker I featured, however, wasn't a laureate (d'oh!) but he collaborated with a very famous one, Francis Crick. Richard Axel and Linda Buck were co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2004 for their work discovering and exploring olfactory neurons, an exciting and comparatively understudied microfield of neuroscience. Axel describes aspects in this lecture, and you can watch hers (PDF) and his (PDF) Nobel Lectures. I've featured hers on Channel N previously, it's very interesting. All three of these lectures are well worth viewing if you can spare an evening.
producer Columbia University
featuring Richard Axel
format Real Video
PDF link http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_events/symposia/brain_mind/transcripts/bm1_axel.pdf
Tags: brain video lecture olfactory neuroscience smell scents neurobiology nobel laureate