I am making a concentrated effort to make my brain wake up.
I have spent the last few days in a kind of numb, but non-purple, haze. I am trying to meet a deadline and I actually have a pretty good idea and the confidence that I will be able to write something worthy.
So here I am on my writing couch, with my writing background noise with my writing clothing, and just finished my writing beverage and my brain will just not wake up.
(For those of you playing the home game, the couch is actually a corner section of long since deceased modular unit, Law and Order SVU is on, I’m wearing pajama bottoms, old sweat socks and an ancient pocket t-shirt. The shirt is ancient, so I guess the pocket is, too. I had an iced coffee that was inferior because I made it myself. Prepared it that is, I didn’t actually grow and gather the beans. )
Part of my procrastination process involves reading my email and I was delighted, nay, thrilled to discover that Kobo books is having a sale. I investigated this and stumbled upon this:
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human
V. S. Ramachandran is at the forefront of his field-so much so that Richard Dawkins dubbed him the “Marco Polo of neuroscience.” Now, in a major new work, Ramachandran sets his sights on the mystery of human uniqueness. Taking us to the frontiers of neurology, he reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Synesthesia becomes a window into the brain mechanisms that make some of us more creative than others. And autism—for which Ramachandran opens a new direction for treatment—gives us a glimpse of the aspect of being human that we understand least: self-awareness. Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in neurology with a storyteller’s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher’s flair for new approaches to age-old questions. Tracing the strange links between neurology and behavior, this book unveils a wealth of clues into the deepest mysteries of the human brain
I love knowledge, especially brain knowledge. I think I am just trying to stay one step ahead, just in case there’s another attack in my future.
Ok, now I’m up.