Brainstorm: Detective stories from the world of neurology

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 10 May

The Theatre

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  • Picture of words drawn between neurons in the brain
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Standard £16


Concession £10


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

The brain is the most complex structure in the Universe, and neurologists must puzzle out life-changing diagnoses from the tiniest of clues. In this talk, Suzanne O’Sullivan will follow the trail of her patients’ symptoms: feelings of déjà vu lead us to a damaged hippocampus; spitting and fidgeting to the right temporal lobe; fear of movement to a brain tumour and a missed heartbeat to the limbic system.

About the speaker

Suzanne O'Sullivan qualified in medicine in 1991 from Trinity College Dublin . She is trained in both neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She has been a consultant since 2004 and has been at The National Hospital for Neurology and The Epilepsy Society since 2011. Her specialist interests are in epilepsy and in improving services for people who suffer with functional neurological disorders.


The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

Book signing

Copies of Suzanne's book, Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology, will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri Channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.

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