The brain! It’s powerful! Two stories of the brain working for and against its owners.
- A staffer at St Joseph Medical Center in Houston finds a patient shot on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital.
We tell the story of that patient, Alan Pean, and how his delusions lead him to a situation that’s just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. This story is a collaboration with the New York Times.
- In this act, writer Michael Kinsley describes harnessing the power of his own mind to deal with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Michael Kinsley is a contributing columnist for Vanity Fair and the Washington Post. His articles on denial and living with Parkinson’s are here and here.