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Brainwave. Who is the shaking woman? [electronic resource] : discussion with Siri Hustvet and Hans Breiter / Tim McHenry, producer ; Rubin Museum of Art.

Publication:
New York : Rubin Museum of Art, 2010.
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Video
1 online resource (49 minutes)
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Academic Video Online.
Subjects:
Convulsions.
Neurophysiology.
Form/Genre:
Panel discussions
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
The novelist Siri Hustvedt enagages the director of Harvard Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Genetics about her neurological condition, marking the publication of her new book The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves. While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Despite her flapping arms and shaking legs, she continued to speak clearly and was able to finish her speech. It was as if she had suddenly become two people: a calm orator and a shuddering wreck. Then the seizures happened again and again. The Shaking Woman tracks Hustvedt's search for a diagnosis, one that takes her inside the thought processes of several scientific disciplines, each one of which offers a distinct perspective on her paroxysms but no ready solution. In the process, she finds herself entangled in fundamental questions: What is the relationship between brain and mind? How do we remember? What is the self?
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed March 24, 2016).
Contributor:
Breiter, Hans C., speaker.
Hustvedt, Siri, speaker.
McHenry, Tim, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
Rubin Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), production company.
OCLC:
947855533
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Restricted for use by site license.