Patient HM: The Man Behind the Brain - Talk/Q&A
Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (BST)
Patient HM: The Man Behind the Brain
'In 1953 Dr William Beecher Scoville removed the hippocampii from Henry Molaison's brain and left us with this artefact – which sort of makes archaeologists of us all – this artefact, Patient H.M.'
How do we reconcile a person with their brain? What have we learnt from the world's most famous amnesic case-study, Patient HM? And what will become of the 2401 slices of his brain dissected live online in 2009?
On 28th August 2011, we are gathering leading figures in the field of neuroscience together with Analogue, the creators of Fringe First Award winning show, 2401 Objects, to discuss the man behind the brain and his scientific legacy.
Among the panelists are two neuroscientists who met Henry in his lifetime. Professor Richard Morris from the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh and all the way from The Brain Observatory in San Diego via video link up, Dr Jacopo Annese, the man who sliced HM's brain into 2401 Objects. It will be a rare and unique opportunity to learn about what is at the cutting edge of scientific exploration and ask what it all means for us and our future.
You are invited to join us for drinks from 6pm. At 6.30pm we will hear talks from our panelists followed by a Q&A. This incredible event is entirely free of charge.