Cup of Crime Book Club – The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind by Barbara Lipska

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hardcover The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind : My Tale of Madness and Recovery Book

At the height of her career, Barbara Lipska—a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness—was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She exhibited dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, the immunotherapy her doctors prescribed worked, and Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. Lipska draws on her extraordinary experience to explain how mental illness, brain injury, and age can distort our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

Please join us as we discuss this true story. The Cup of Crime Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

About the event


This is a live program that will be conducted both in-person and via Zoom, a free online video conferencing platform. Registration is required. There is a limit of 10 attendees in-person.


Everyone, age 6 or older, who attends library programs are required to wear masks.
Please note any accommodation requests in the Special Needs section of the registration form.

All those not arriving together must maintain a 6-foot social distance.


If Campbell County is RED on the Kentucky Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard, all in-person programs will be canceled and those registered will be offered the online option.


This program will take place outside our current hours of operation. For those attending in-person, a staff member will allow you entrance to the building.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Gosney at mgosney@cc-pl.org.

 

Age Range:   Adults

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