Meet Yoram Yovell:
Prof Yoram Yovell is highly respected psychiatrist, brain researcher, psychoanalyst, award-winning author, TV presenter and an international keynote speaker.
Born in Jerusalem, he trained at Columbia University in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and received his PhD in neurobiology from the prestigious Weizmann Institute in 1990. He is currently an associate professor in the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He is the author of two bestselling books about how science may account for some of the puzzling, seemingly illogical workings of the human mind: Brainstorm (2001) and What Is Love (2004).
For 10 years he hosted the award-winning prime-time interview program on Israeli TV, Sihat Nefesh (Heart-To-Heart talk), where he interviewed politicians, writers and artists about the relationship between their lives and their work.
He served as scientific advisor and co-presenter for the Israeli TV mini-series: How to be Happy in Six Lessons, How to Succeed in Six Lessons and A Happy Family in Six Lessons.
His reputation as a speaker and a TV presenter is built on his ability to teach complex scientific issues in an easily accessible way with warmth, humor and honesty.