Author Archives: Kay Lorraine

About Kay Lorraine

I'm a writer and an artist, a technologist and a thinker, independently living my life.

Of All the Nerve… writing about the “neuro” things we all experience, but few completely understand

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Tripartite Synapse Of all the nerve, I — a non-scientist, a non-neurologist, a non-medical person — am writing a book about the nervous system. To make matters worse (in case you’re not sure, I am…

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Question: Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The “Translation Problem” – Neuroskeptic

A new paper asks why neuroscience hasn’t had more “impact on our daily lives.” The article, Neuroscience and everyday life: facing the translation problem, comes from Dutch researchers Jolien C. Francken and Marc Slors. It’s a thought-provoking piece, but it … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this picture?

So, you get yourself a “banana hanger”. One of those inventions that holds your bananas off the counter — maybe so they ripen more evenly? And it’s fine. It works great. You get a lot of use out of it. … Continue reading

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Of All the Nerve… writing about the “neuro” things we all experience, but few completely understand

Of all the nerve, I — a non-scientist, a non-neurologist, a non-medical person — am writing a book about the nervous system. To make matters worse (in case you’re not sure, I am being facetious), I’m taking the liberty of … Continue reading

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Book formatting fun

My brain has been full of neurology and neurobiology and neuropsychology for quite a while, now. And it’s nice to take a break and focus on something as straightforward and objective as making sure that all the 10.5pt Caslon540BT fonts got changed to 12pt Constantia. I’m sure it doesn’t sound thrilling to everyone out there, but to me, it is. Read on, if you’re of like mind — or at least intrigued about why something so “dull and dry” would invigorate me. Continue reading

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So, this book is coming along…

I’ve been working on my latest book, Beloved Distance : The Separation that Connects Us to All, for the past year or so. Actually, I started it almost two years ago. Time flies. Especially when you get busy. And yes, … Continue reading

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Sharing: The nervous system: more than 90,000 miles of sensations! – Visual Dictionary

The nervous system: more than 90,000 miles of sensations! The structure of the nervous system The nervous system allows our bodies to perceive sensations, to think and to perform all of our movements, both voluntary and involuntary. It is composed … Continue reading

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Wasting time at the speed of trust. Jayden K. Smith and our instincts to protect the ones we care about.

It never should have happened. I got the following message on Facebook from a friend, and promptly forwarded it on to a handful of others friends. Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. … Continue reading

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All this drama

So, the 21st century dumpster fire continues. All I have to do is go over to Google News to find out what else we’re doing to ourselves, these days. And I say “what we’re doing to ourselves” – not “what … Continue reading

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Why would anyone publish in print? Here are 4 good reasons.

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Why would anyone publish in print, when digital is so much easier? Why would anyone want to create a printed book, when they can create eBooks a lot more easily – and cheaply?…

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