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Reviews Art

When flesh thinks

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1517
  1. Colin Martin (, independent consultant in healthcare communication
  1. London

    Artist Susan Aldworth's interest in the mystery of human consciousness, which she has explored in her work over the past five years, was triggered by a radiological investigation carried out on Christmas Day 1999, following her suspected brain haemorrhage. “You are lying on a bed looking up at your brain scan live on a bank of monitors. You are seeing the inside of your brain with your brain. You are thinking about what …

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