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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight
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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight (Paperback)

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Imagine how it would feel to one day wake up and find your vision descending swiftly into darkness. Your fingertips are turning numb, and, as the world closes in around you, you realise there is nothing you can do to stop it. This is what happened to Vanessa Potter.



In the space of 72 hours, Vanessa went from juggling a high-flying career as a producer and caring for her two small children to being completely blind, unable to walk, and with her sense of touch completely gone.



Over the course of the next six months, Vanessa slowly began to recover. Opening her eyes onto a black-and-white world with mutating shapes and colours that crackled and fizzled, she encountered a visual landscape that was completely unrecognisable. As colour reappeared, Vanessa experienced a range of bizarre phenomena as her confused brain tried to make sense of the world around her, and she found herself touching and talking to inanimate objects in order to stimulate her vision - all part of her brain's mechanism for coping with the trauma of sensory loss.



Going blind led Vanessa to turn science sleuth, reinventing herself as Patient H69 to uncover the reality behind her unique condition. With the help of a team of psychologists and neuroscientists, we follow Vanessa's story as she learns the science of herself, transforming her terrifying experience into a positive, inspirational and scientifically fascinating endeavour.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringBiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illnessScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciencesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 04/05/2017 ISBN-13: 9781472936110  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Vanessa Potter spent 16 years as an award-winning broadcast producer in London's advertising industry, before one day fate conspired to turn the lights out on her. Suddenly losing then slowly regaining her sight led Vanessa to change direction, turning the camera upon herself to tell her story via immersive art and storytelling. Vanessa's collaborations have led to some exciting partnerships, and she is currently working on developing an interactive EEG science-art project that allows the public to see and understand the effects of mindfulness on their brains. She is also involved in several other scientific research projects. Her speaking engagements include a June 2016 TEDx talk in Ghent, Belgium. @PatientH69

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