Great point, twenty years ago (as I was approaching 50) I lost about a third of my brain tissue to a haemorrhage. The initial prognosis warned my family that I could expect to have little quality of life, was quickly proved wrong, I had lost no memory or cognitive ability but was paralyzed on my left side. Some months later, in conversation with a doctor, an endocrinologist who spoke to me as an equal who simply had a different skill set, he mentioned my “inexplicable recovery” (it wasn’t inexplicable to be, I simply though being useless was a crappy prospect,) he acknowledged that medical science was beginning to understand the brain and the mind are different things. I observed a lot while in rehab which I did not fully understand but which convinced me that while great progress has been made in understanding the workings of the brain, the mind is still very much a mystery.

Opted for comfortable retirement before I was fifty due to health problems and burn out. Now spend my time writing and goofing around. Home: northern England..

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