I never quite got around to write the sequel to Barbara and Allan Pease's evocative work (1), although I had figured out a nice name for it, "Why men don't use makeup, and women can't Sumo wrestle." Not to make fun of the genetic determinists who study gender differences, but to drive home the whole nature-nurture point on this issue: men and women have evolved to be different. But not in its restricted Darwinian sense, but in the current expanded evolutionary contexts as well -- social, psychological and politico-economic.
Once again, I'm dedicating this to folks in more or less advanced recovery from brain injury. Remember, brain damage isn't just from an impact, there are many illnesses that can cause cognitive impairment. Many people are able to recover very well. Much of this is good for people who just want to maintain their brain as they age.
Since you're pretty much on your own once they tell you you're recovered, I'm dedicating this topic to everyone who is supposedly recovered, but who do not have functional lives yet. If this isn't you, please keep reading, because it's bound to be someone you know sooner or later.
A woman called me recently about her uncle (for confidentiality, some of the details have been scrambled), who is tending a local business that is in a property held by the family. The uncle's assistant manages to keep the processes of the business going, but things are falling into disrepair and, she suspects, if the business got audited, that the IRS would take a dim view of the bookkeeping. Family members are getting angry about his behavior, because he refuses to deal with the problem, or even acknowledge that there is a problem. This situation has been going on for over a year.
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- Personal Experience in Labeling Borderline Personality Disorder
- Does Language Trigger Visual Memories? – Part 2