Human Library Project: Dr. Michael Persinger, Sudbury

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Dr. 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.

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