Altered States in Intensive Care

  • Discussion
Photograph of a seated audience listening to a speaker in the Viewing Room at Wellcome Collection.
Viewing Room event, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Hear from the researchers investigating how some people experience hallucinations following major heart surgery. Dr Martyn Stones will talk about the Cardiff Delirium Study and Jan Sharp will discuss the techniques used to digitally recreate the strange, dream-like scenes that people have reported hallucinating.  

A selection of the images will be available for you to view and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions.  

About your speakers

Photograph of Martyn Stones

Martyn Stones

Dr Martyn Stones is a psychiatry trainee and PhD student at the Department of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.

Photograph of Jan Sharp

Jan Sharp

Jan Sharp is the Senior Medical Artist at the Department of Medical Illustration, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.