Dr. Heather Berlin is a cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She explores the complex 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 and dynamic unconscious processes. Berlin is a Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Vassar College, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)/University of Zurich, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Berlin is passionate about public outreach and science communication. She is a presenter on the Discovery Channel and has appeared on the History Channel, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, StarTalk Radio, and The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and Master of Public Health from Harvard University.