Dr. Heather Berlin

Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She explores interactions of the human brain and mind with the goal of contributing to improved treatment and prevention of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders. She is also interested in the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Dr. Berlin is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Board Member of The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation. She was a Visiting Professor at Vassar College, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/University of Zurich, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Heather is passionate about public outreach and science communication and is a member for the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange. She is a presenter on the Discovery Channel series Superhuman Showdown and co-host of the CUNY TV series Science Goes to the Movies. She has made numerous media appearances including the History Channel, BBC World Service, World Science Festival, StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson, One World with Deepak Chopra, and TEDx. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.