Quincy University’s spring 2013 Town and Gown Reading & Lecture Series will resume Thursday, March 21 with “The Human Mind: Lessons from Neurological Patients” presented by Dr. Brian Nolan, Assistant Professor of Psychology. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 432 of Francis Hall and is open to the public.
What if you couldn’t recognize your friend’s face anymore? What if you had the strange feeling that your pet dog was replaced by an impostor dog? What if you felt that your limb still existed even after it was amputated? As odd as it may seem, neurological patients (people with brain damage) have experienced these and other strange symptoms. Scientists studying the brain have gained many insights by examining these cases. Dr. Nolan will share many of these strange cases and offer glimpses into the nature of the human mind.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values.