A conversation about the intersection between medicine and the arts.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
In the wake of popular science's emphasis on the brain, and books like Ian McEwan's Saturday, neuroscience is literarily trendy. The latest is Billy's Halo an offering from neuroscientist Ruth Mckernan which relates the double-vision with which she experienced her father's death. As a scientists she grappled with what she knew of science to analyse and understand his condition, but grief and love are unregulated by clinical knowledge. Mckernan was interviewed on Midweek this morning. I'm looking forward to reading her book.