Today we give you our conversation about consciousness in epilepsy with Dr. Hal Blumenfeld, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurosurgery at Yale University. In addition to being a well-regarded teacher of neuroanatomy, Hal is also a researcher, with his primary focus being in patients with epilepsy. We think that this episode dovetails nicely with the one we just released on neuroanatomy.
Dr. Blumenfeld is the Loughridge-Williams Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurosurgery at Yale University. He is an expert on brain mechanisms of consciousness and altered consciousness in epilepsy. He directs the Yale Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC), is an active epilepsy neurologist, and leads multi-disciplinary research largely funded by NIH. In addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed articles he also wrote a widely acclaimed textbook, “Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases,” used in over half the medical schools in the United States.