PATIENT 39: Memory, consciousness and our sense of self

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 9 September

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Patient 39 film clip

    Credit: Dan Clifton
  • Type

    Short film and discussion
  • Speakers


Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

Award-winning writer/director Dan Clifton presents his new short film 'PATIENT 39', about a soldier who wakes from a coma with no idea of his identity or his past.

Join a panel of experts as they discuss the reliability of memory, and how important it is to consciousness and our sense of self – questions at the heart of modern neuroscience.

PATIENT 39 Trailer from Dan Clifton on Vimeo.

On the panel:

Andrew Lees – speaking about the history of brain injury treatment.

Anil Seth – speaking about consciousness.

Jon Simons – speaking about brain injury and memory.

The panel will be chaired by neuroscientist turned writer Mo Costandi.

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