Brain Awareness Month
March 1998

sponsored by the Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience

Everyone is welcome to attend, especially interested graduate students, medical, dental, and rehabilitation students.

Monday March 30   Theatre C   12 - 1 p.m.

Wilder Penfield: Portrait of the Man

This National Film Board film, made in 1987, traces Dr. Penfield's life from his birth in Hudson, Wisconsin, his college days, and his career training in England, U.S.A., and Montreal, Canada. It shows actual footage of the epilepsy surgery that he and his colleagues pioneered at the Montreal Neurological Institute. It concludes with his philosophical writing late in his career. (60 mins)

Tuesday March 31   Theatre B   12 - 1 p.m.

The Toughest Break: spinal cord injury

This recent video was made with the collaboration of the Rick Hansen Institute in Vancouver. Christopher Reeve narrates. The film follows the rehabilitation of a young man whose cervical spinal cord was seriously damaged in an auto accident. It includes interviews with some of the researchers who work to discover how the spinal cord could be repaired. (45 mins)

Wednesday April 1   Theatre B   12 - 1 p.m.

Neuroscience Interview: Dr. H. Jasper

Interviewed by Richard Thomas in 1995, Dr. Jasper talks about his work in electroencephalography and in brain physiology, work for which he was given the Albert Einstein International Award. (55 mins)

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This page was prepared by Nancy Eidsvig and Gilles Detillieux, March 1998.