When you fall into a trance

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About When you fall into a trance

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Lecture d'Israel Rosenfield

videocam 05.06.14, 19:30

Finissage one-day programme

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Lecture d'Israel Rosenfield

Emily Wardill's When you fall into a trance and other neurological tales of memories lost and found by Israel Rosenfield

Talk by neuroscientist, academic & researcher Israel Rosenfield.
The lecture will discuss how neurological problems give deep clues about the nature of memory, perception and movement. Among the neurological problems that will be discussed is the transformation of memory in patients with 'alien' limbs, in patients who fail recognize intimate friends and family (Capgras Syndrome) and in patients who lose of the ability to control their bodily movements (loss of proprioception).


Israel Rosenfield received his MD from New York University School of Medicine and his PhD from Princeton. He teaches at the City University of New York. His books, translated into a number of languages, include The Invention of Memory: A New View of the Brain; The Strange, Familiar and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness; the satirical novel Freud’s ‘Megalomania’, a New York Times notable book of the year (2000), and DNA: The Molecule that Shook the World. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a long-time contributor to The New York Review of Books. He has written essays and satirical pieces for the exhibition catalogues of Olafur Eliasson, Gloria Friedman, Anna Gaskell, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, A.R.Penck, Anri Sala, Charles Dumeaux and Emilie Benoist (and other artists). He has participated in Bridge the Gap (Japan) and The Experiment Marathon (London and Reykjavik) and the Villa Gillet's Walls and Bridges (in Lyon and New York).