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black and white surreal image of of a face with rib-like rays above the eyes

Elisabeth (detail) by Susan Aldworth, 2012 © Courtesy of Susan Aldworth and GV Art Gallery, London

Inspired by neuro-scientific imagery, Susan Aldworth's experimental printmaking explores the relationship between our physical brain and our sense of self. Her portraits of three people with epilepsy are now showing at the National Portrait Gallery until 1 September. Nicole Fordham-Hodges went to see this haunting, thought-provoking exhibition.