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Posts Tagged: brains

The Second Art Form

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One summer day in 1985, a doctor calls my mother and tells her that there is empty space where parts of my brain should be. “I don’t understand it,” he says. “There should be muscle, and there’s nothing.” More tests, he mumbles. He’s calling in another specialist. My mother hangs up the phone and starts […]

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Genre on the Mind

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Is the wiring of our brains related to how we write as individuals? Joyce Dyer thinks so. One student in the summer group said she could retain nothing of the substance of her dreams, but only their sensations. What a dream smelled like or tasted like was all that was left to her… [She was], […]

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