Category Archives: Neurology

The Man Who Mistook… A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

It didn’t take me long to find the first reference i made to Oliver Sacks’ work: it’s in the first significant piece of writing it did, for my undergraduate dissertation on the psychology and neurophysiology of interpretation. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Developing ‘The Knowledge’: rewiring the adaptable brain

I was bouncing around London yesterday, on one leg, by taxi, i got into a conversation about ‘The Knowledge‘. To be a cabbie in London, you have to acquire The Knowledge, a notoriously difficult task, typically taking three or four … Continue reading

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Fables or Thrillers? Why some things are harder to remember than others

Some things are just easy to remember, whilst others are much harder. I was listening to an audiobook yesterday about consciousness. It gave a really fascinating view of ‘the democracy of self’, talking about how low level ‘zombie’ systems constantly … Continue reading

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