Carl Schoonover - a short biography

By: Ana Margarida Ribeiro. Date of publication: 22 October 2016


Carl Edward Schoonover (1983, United States) is a neuroscientist, postdoctoral fellow of the Neuroscience’s Department at Columbia University and specialist in the microanatomy and electrophysiology of the cortex.

He is the author of Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, a book that lead us to explore our brain through images and history. He has also written for The New York Times, Le Figaro, the Huffington Post, Science, Scientific American, Design Observer and Boing Boing

In 2008 he co-founded NeuWrite, with a mission to communicate science to the public and promote collaborations among “scientists, artists, and those in between” -  graduate, postdoctoral and faculty research scientists, fiction and nonfiction writers, filmmakers, radio producers, artists, physicians, and journalists.

He hosts a radio show on WkCR 89.9FM, focused on opera and classical music, and their relationship to the brain.

His online TED talk’s video How to look inside the brain, presenting the tools that let us see inside our brains, has over 850,000 views.

This year, Carl Schoonover is one of the invited personalities for the 3rd edition of the Forum of the Future and will present the session Brain connections and ways of learning, co-organized by Porto Biomedical Journal, intending to elucidate the long journey devoted to the knowledge of the brain, encompassing the complexity of this mission.
Carl Schoonover; Neurosciences; Columbia University; Brain; Portraits of the Mind
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