Posts Tagged ‘Neurology’

Oliver Sacks on Ripe Bananas

January 3, 2018

“I’m very interested in how people adapt to extremes”
– Oliver Sacks on July 28, 1996

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, interviewed by Henry Tischler for WGBH-FM in Boston. Animated by Patrick Smith for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital).

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Henry VIII and the NFL

February 15, 2016

Henry VIII and the NFL
Henry Tudor, aka HRH Henry VIII, King of England, Wales, Ireland  & etc. and Supreme Head of the Church of England, was also a musician, composer, poet, firm believer in marriage, and a devoted sportsman. He liked archery, dressage, hawking and hunting, but most of all he loved jousting. HRH suffered jousting accidents in 1524 and 1525, while he was in his thirties. A later jousting accident in 1536 seriously damaged His Majesty’s leg, and Henry’s tyrannical behavior has often been attributed to that injury.

Not so fast, says Yale’s Dr. Arash Salardini; cumulative jousting blows to the helmeted royal head may have caused Traumatic Brain Injury or CTE, just like helmeted NFL players get.

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What Men Want

May 2, 2010

What Men Want

Louann Brizendine, MD is author of The Male Brain, which “demystifies the puzzling male brain.” So does our illustration (above).

Dr. Brizendine, a psychiatrist and clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF, was recently interviewed on CNN. Excerpt:

Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is that men have a sexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain.

The rest is commentary. She notes that it is biochemistry, not bad manners, that causes men to stare at women’s breasts, but does not mention Boobquake.

Dr. Brizendine is on Twitter. Ladies: to avoid irreversible damage to the male brain, please do not tweet from bed until the guy gets up to use the bathroom.

 

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