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Daniela Schiller

Icahn School of Medicine

Daniela Schiller is a professor of neuroscience and psychiatry and the director of the Schiller Lab at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Through a series of ground-breaking experiments, she proved that negative emotions, such as fear, grief and trauma, can be disconnected from the memory that triggers them. This changes the general  understanding of memory as immutable. Her research has shown that memory is something that we create and recreate depending on who we are at the time of remembering. Her research has the  potential to help people all over the world who have experienced traumatising events in making peace with their past and their memories.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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