it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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(there are things i done I can't erase. i want to look in the mirror see another face.)

I'm reading Phantoms in the Brain, by. V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee, a book on, among other things, brain-mapping and phantom limbs.

And either Dr. Ramachandran or his co-author is hysterically funny. Talking about galvanic skin response:

If you look at a pig, a newspaper or a pen there is no GSR, but if you look at something evocative--a Mapplethorpe photo, a Playboy centerfold, or a heavy rock teetering above your foot--you will register a huge GSR.

I already love this book a lot.

Tags: book recs, science!

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