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The Resource Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter

Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter

Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight
Title
Patient H69
Title remainder
the story of my second sight
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Potter
Title variation
Patient H 69
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home, she regained mobility but recovering her sight was more problematic. At first what she saw was monochromatic. As color reappeared, she encountered synesthesia (experiencing odd responses to stimuli, such as hearing inanimate objects talk to her). While a multidisciplinary team of neurobiologists, psychologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists treated her, she blogged and kept audio-diaries, using the pen-name Patient H69. In her own words, Potter reveals the terror and torment of her blindness. Supported by neuroscientists and Britain's National Health Service, Potter became a science sleuth, uncovering some of the innermost functions of the brain and our complex visual system, while learning meditation and self-hypnosis to help herself endure the ordeal and make a miraculous recovery."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Vanessa
Dewey number
362.109
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
RE728.O68
LC item number
P68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WW 280
Series statement
Bloomsbury sigma
Series volume
book 23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Vanessa
  • Optic neuritis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Blind
  • Blind women
  • Blindness
  • People with visual disabilities
  • Life change events
  • Neurosciences
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The story of Patient H69 -- part 1: Diary of events: MMXII ; Snake bite ; The pillow ; D-Day ; Home ; Mowbray Road ; Painting project 1 -- part 2: Diary of the science: The science of my sight ; The art of seeing ; Synaesthesia ; Memory ; Making no sense ; Cambridge Science Festival 2015 ; 20/200 ; Time traveller -- Appendix I: The beach : a visualized sanctuary -- Appendix II: Visualization guide
Control code
ocn957139428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)957139428
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The story of Patient H69 -- part 1: Diary of events: MMXII ; Snake bite ; The pillow ; D-Day ; Home ; Mowbray Road ; Painting project 1 -- part 2: Diary of the science: The science of my sight ; The art of seeing ; Synaesthesia ; Memory ; Making no sense ; Cambridge Science Festival 2015 ; 20/200 ; Time traveller -- Appendix I: The beach : a visualized sanctuary -- Appendix II: Visualization guide
Control code
ocn957139428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)957139428

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