Dr Jon Simons will be at the Royal Institution on September 9th, taking part in a panel discussion that will follow a screening of Patient 39, a new short film by Dan Clifton. Patient 39 is adapted from William Boyd's short story, 'Ghost of a Bird', which is set in a World War II British military hospital and studies the relationship that develops between a soldier, who woke up from a coma with no memory, and his doctor.
The panel will discuss the importance of memory to consciousness and the sense of self in people.
For more information about the event, 'Patient 39: Memory, consciousness and our sense of self', visit the RI website.
View a trailer of Patient 39, below.