Brain Science for Writers Roundup 2/3/15

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Brain science for writers is a roundup of psychology and neuroscience articles that might be of interest to writers.

Top Pick: Banish procrastination by thinking differently about deadlines.

Defined by Brain Injury

Twitter rage is linked with heart disease. (via Passive Guy)

And in weird medical reports, a woman who sees dragons.

Sex vs. love in hookup culture.

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  1. Livia, I read the article on being defined by brain injury with great interest. Thank you for the link. This year marks ten years since I survived a similar event, a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm on my basilar artery. Unlike the author of that article, it took me a year and a half to feel like myself again. At first, people did tend to treat me like a ghost, so I can sympathize with what he's saying, but now it's been so long I rarely mention it to new acquaintances. And I really did get back to "normal", according to all my doctors.

    What I haven't been able to do is write a novel with a brain aneurysm survivor as a character! My writing friends think I should be able to do that. Could it be I'm still too close to the subject emotionally, even after 10 years?

    1. I'm glad to hear that you're fully recovered from your aneurysm, Joanne! And I think it's completely possible that you're too close to the subject. Maybe more time will help, or maybe a new angle, or perhaps you're just more interested in other subjects.