Presentation by Dr. Robert Hampson: Memory Science and Science Fiction: A Neural Prosthetic for Human Memory

Dr. Robert  Hampson is a Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Rob “turns Science Fiction into Science in his day job, and puts the Science into Science Fiction in his spare time”. For his day job as a neuroscientist, Rob studies how neurons in the hippocampus encode and store memory information and how they can be manipulated to enhance memory. His research is well funded and published,  with more than 100 research papers in flagship journals like nature, Journal of Neuroscience, and Hippocampus. In his spare time, he has published a large number of short stories and 4 novels. His writing has been featured in the book “ Science Fiction by Scientists”. 

Below is the synopsis of Dr. Hampson’s presentation by a PSYC182J student. The recording for Dr. Hampson’s lecture can be found here.