All of us forget things from time to time. Indeed, forgetting is vital for creativity, and for good mental health. Whilst it is quite normal to get halfway through a sentence and forget…mmmmm...what one was saying, some people have much more significant problems with memory.
Gillian Tett of The Financial Times recently wrote about "Joe's Violin", a 20 minute documentary, and I've just watched it. I found it immensely inspiring and moving particularly when such a large proportion of the US, UK and Europe currently demonstrates so much anger and hatred.
A paper just published in the respected journal Acta Neuropathologica presents the results of post-mortem inspections of the brains of six former footballers, mostly professionals, part of cohort of 14 footb
The word ‘neurology’ was invented by the 17th century physician Thomas Willis (1621-75). Willis needed a term to describe the anatomical study of the brain and the nervous system, something that he pioneered in the years during, and after the English Civil War.