Helen Thomson: Unthinkable

12 May
Quarterhouse Meeting Room

Our brains are stranger than we think! We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced – or disappeared overnight? Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable, she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people, from the man who thinks he’s a tiger, to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected, brilliant and alarming ways.


10 May 2018

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Progress Agency