Monday, November 27, 2006

Why is there a hole in my brain?

I volunteered for an MRI study at Baylor College of Medicine, where they give you a couple bucks and a copy of the structural data for your brain. It was an interesting experience, I've never had an MRI before.

They said they didn't see anything out of the ordinary, but even I can see that there's a big hole in my brain! What's up with that?!?!

Okay, I do study neurobiology myself, so I know there's supposed to be some fluid filled ventricles that run through the brain, so I guess it's normal to see. So, maybe there's supposed to be a hole there, but then what's up with the 'lack of hole' on the other side? There's either too much hole on one side, or not enough hole on the other side. Something ain't wright. And is it me or does it look like the right side is trying to take over some territory from the left side? And is my skull supposed to be so lumpy? The side view shows there's a big lump on the top of my head too.

And I think I can feel that there's something a little more 'holey' on the left side. Or maybe it feels a little less 'holey' on the right side. And sometimes I don't remember people's names and sometimes I can't remember some of the details about the things I learned in colege. Occasionelly I seem to have some trouble with abstraktergedanke. And one time I was watching something on televisiona nd during the comercial I started changing channels and I totlaly forgot what I was watching and I coundn't find it again. Now that I'm thinking of it, it was Smallville. Maybe I'm okay.

Listening to: Cat Stevens - Miles From Nowhere ('cause I'll drink to you, my baby)

Keith.

11 comments:

JustJunebug said...

oh my goodness your post had me rolling!!

jamoosh said...

Your brain is going to explode.

Barbara said...

Too many MRI's to count here. But I've never had a hole in my brain show up yet.

I forget people's names all the time but never thought to blame it on the shape of my brain - I thought it was all age related.

Humble Runner said...

Post of the year!

Jill said...

It looks like your septum is a little deviated, too.

Keith said...

Oh my god Jill! What is that?!?!
Is it very bad?!

Holden said...

Is septum related to rectum? Is that why we have anal retentive personality out there?

Keith said...

Oh my god Holden! What is that?!?!
Do I have that too?!

Vic said...

hehe... Jill said you were deviant.

TX Runner Girl said...

OMG, that was freakin' hilarious!

Steve Bezner said...

Hey Dude, post something!

Good Luck at the 50k!