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Science Pub - Eyes without a Face

Doors open at 5:00pm.  Most Science Pubs fill quickly, so come early for food, drink, and to get a seat!

Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult.

$5 suggested cover charge

Since the doors open at 5 pm, I would appreciate if some of you could show up early to help safe seats for the people that come later! Please mention in your RSVP if you are able to be there around 5 pm.


Eyes without a Face: A Neurologist’s Experience of Face Blindness,


with Holly Hinson, M.D.  Imagine living in a world populated with strangers, except those unfamiliar faces are in fact those of family and friends! While it sounds like science fiction, the condition of being unable to recognize familiar faces, known as “prosopagnosia”, is much more common than previously believed.  Face blind individuals rely on other cues such as height or hairstyle to identify others, and sometimes even themselves.


In this talk, neurologist Holly Hinson will describe the neuro-anatomical basis of face blindness and review some famous cases of prosopagnosia including a famous neurologist (Oliver Sacks) and a portrait painter (Chuck Close). Dr. Hinson discovered she was face blind in the course of her residency in Neurology. She will also chronicle her own misadventures with the condition.


Holly E. Hinson, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in caring for patients with life-threatening neurologic emergencies such as stroke, seizures, and traumatic brain injury. She completed her residency training in neurology at the University of Maryland, as well as a fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurocritical care at Oregon Health and Science University, where she cares for patients and pursues research in acute brain injury. She finds critically ill patients especially rewarding and challenging. She is also the recipient of the 2012 American Brain Foundation Practice Research Training Fellowship for her work in traumatic brain injury.  When not caring for critically ill patients, she spends time caring for her French bulldog, Hulot.

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  • Susan C.

    Peter, thanks a lot for putting this out there. It was a very interesting topic and speaker.

    April 2, 2013

  • Sandy

    Thanks Peter for organizing this.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Rusty M.

    Sounds fantastically interesting! Raincheck this time....

    April 1, 2013

  • Alan

    Unfortunately...need to cancel.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    YES! this should be very interesting!

    March 17, 2013

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