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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: A Popular Science Book Discussion Group

When: Sun., Sept. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 2017

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history, or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? September’s book selection is Patient H.M.: a Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich – After undergoing an unusual type of lobotomy in 1953, epileptic Henry Molaison suffered less from seizures but could no longer create any new memories. His unique condition drew the attention of neuroscientists the world over and vastly changed our understanding of memory and the brain. Written by the grandson of the lobotomist.

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