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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.

About
“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.”
Science News
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.
Brain and Brain Ink
Late-breaking news for 2021:
After 2020, we had great hopes for 2021 - but frankly, 2020 won (pun intended).   We're still seeing some cancellations of conventions and conversion to online-only, but we're starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel (and it's NOT an oncoming train!).

Let's talk good news!  Recent releases:

Came out last September 4, 2020 from Theogony Press.
The aliens invaded, and now  it's time for the people of Earth to fight back. Do they have what it takes to stand on The Human Side?

(Edited by Robert E. Hampson and Sandra L. Medlock). Arrived last December 1, 2020 from Baen Books.
A shared, future history about the legends and myths surrounding the founding of Earth's first interstellar colony.


...and sequels in the works!

Upcoming Short Stories:
"World Enough" in Worldbreakers by Baen.  (Christopher Ruocchio and Tony Daniel, eds). 
Plus short stories in Kevin Steverson's "Salvage" universe, Jason Cordova's "Chicks in Tank Tops" anthology, and "Onward LibertyCon" (Christopher Woods and Toni Weisskopf, eds.)

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. 
Robert E. Hampson, Ph.D.
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