Jan 11, 2013 | 6:16News Human Library Project: Dr. Michael Persinger, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Dr. Michael Persinger, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:16Dr. Michael Persinger has been a neuroscience professor at Laurentian University since 1971. His interests aren’t strictly science related – he’s also fascinated by the way neuroscience and the brain are influenced by social sciences, religion, arts, and humanities. Dr. Persinger received international media attention for one of his research projects, touted by many as “the God Helmet,” in which a person’s temporal lobes are stimulated to replicate the feeling of having another presence in the room. Dr. Persinger is a dynamic personality who can talk about everything from his collection of human brains to the cultural significance of the show, The Big Bang Theory.
Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27John Moore lived in Sault Ste. Marie when he faced a criminal charge that changed his life. In 1979, he was convicted of second degree murder for the killing of a local taxi driver. He spent the next 10 years in a maximum security federal penitentiary and remains on lifetime parole. Today, John continues to advocate for his innocence, saying he was not at the scene of the murder and that his Aboriginal background led him to face discrimination in the legal system.