Why “A Fistful of Neurons”?
I like to listen to podcasts when I’m driving. In one of my favorite Stuff You Should Know episodes, the guys referenced The Astonishing Hypothesis, a 1994 book by Francis Crick — one of the co-discoverers of the molecular structure of DNA. In it, he wrote that “you,” your joys, sorrows, memories, ambitions, and your sense of identity are nothing more than an assembly of nerve cells.
Actually he said, “You’re nothing but a pack of neurons.” Josh and Chuck, the guys behind the SYSK podcast, re-quoted him as saying “a fistful of neurons.” My first thought was, “Man, that’d be an awesome band name!” But since I lack musical abilities and no one would let me re-name their band, I settled for naming my blog instead.
What is it all about?
As you have probably guessed from my header, I dig anatomy. I have ever since my first cadaver lab in high school. Fascinated by the structure and function of the human body, I went on to graduate from massage therapy school, and was later accepted into the Saint Francis School of Radiography where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology. (That’s a fancy way of saying x-ray technologist). In 2021, I earned a Masters of Science in Radiologic Sciences. I now work as full-time faculty for Oak Point University’s radiography program (formerly Resurrection University).
I love geeking out over blood, bones, and biology. A Fistful of Neurons is where I get to do just that. It’s a mix of science, space, anatomy, and health-related posts with some personal anecdotes thrown in as I push forward in my education and medical career. Thanks for coming along for the ride!