“It’s a privilege to be able to see the brain pulsing. This is something sublime, something sacred. We all know that the soul is in the brain, the personality.«
Peter Vajkoczy is Director of the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Berlin Charité and provides unusual insights into the work of a brain surgeon in the high-risk area and into the human brain. He refers to the long tradition of dealing with the brain and soul: the gladiators’ doctors had already established that brain injuries were always accompanied by cognitive losses. Everything that has been associated with the concept of the »soul« for centuries is anchored deep in the brain.
In »Headwork«, Peter Vajkoczy not only describes extraordinary cases from his everyday life in the operating room, but he also investigates the phenomenon of near-death experiences with astonishing reports from patients.
Moderation: Gert Scobel