“Let me introduce myself, I am Patient H69.” When Vanessa Potter woke up one morning in 2012 her life was never to be the same again. A life changing illness prompted her to turn scientific sleuth in order to unravel what had happened inside her own brain. Vanessa’s talk is a compelling account of how one patient’s traumatic experience led to a science-art collaboration which hoped to show how the power of the brain can influence our state of mind.
Before reinventing herself as Patient H69, Vanessa spent 16 years as an award winning broadcast producer in the London advertising industry. In spring 2017 her first book “Patient H69: The Story of my Second Sight” will be published by Bloomsbury.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx