Welcome to Dr. Rob's Page - Home of Brain & Brain Ink
Robert E. Hampson, Ph.D., turns Science Fiction into Science in his day job, and puts the Science into Science Fiction in his spare time.
“Scientist, author, educator: Dr. Robert E. Hampson, researches mammalian memory, teaches graduate and medical students, and writes science articles to inform the public. He is part of a team working to develop the first prosthetic for human memory using the brain's native neural codes.”
World Enough - in World Breakers, Aug. 3, 2021, Baen Books. When an intel analyst is fatally injured on a distant planet, she has an unusual request - interface her brain with a tank and let her take the battle to the enemy! [Purchase here.]
Rescue Ops - in It Takes All Kinds - September, Theogony Press. Petekil Emil is a doctor assigned to an organization rescuing an entire civilization from an existential threat. The only problem is, how do you treat patients from an alien race no-one has ever encountered before now?
...and more to come this fall in Jason Cordova's "Chicks in Tank Tops" anthology, and "Onward LibertyCon" (Christopher Woods and Toni Weisskopf, eds.)
Last July we published a new scientific paper on targeting electrodes into the hippocampus of human epilepsy patients. It's important to continuing our work into developing a prosthetic for hippocampal function in epilepsy. The video abstract and link to the paper can be found in the Science tab.
New papers are being submitted and should be out in Summer 2021.
Dr. Hampson writes about science, puts the science in Science Fiction, and advises SF/F writers, game developers and TV writers on neuroscience via the Science and Entertainment Exchange (a service of the National Academy of Science) and is a member of the Sigma Forum.