About me

I am retired and in my 70s – this blog is my hobby. I am learning about the brain and sharing what I learn with anyone who is interested.

The reason for my fascination with neuro-science is that I am left-handed and dyslexic. When I was young, dyslexia was unknown to my teachers and family. All they knew was that I was not dumb or lazy but I had great difficulty reading and writing. In my teens, I went to the library and found nothing to explain handedness or difficulties with written language. So I have been following scientific news about the brain for about 50 years. For a long time, most everything I read sounded like rubbish. That started to change a decade or so ago. Now most of the research is very persuasive.

My education and employment has been in biology, computer science and management. I have conquered my dyslexia with the help of one teacher and my husband but it took a long time.

I have a more personal site http://janetsplace.charbonniers.org/

7 thoughts on “About me

  1. Charles Thomas Wild

    Yes, the human brain – consciousness – paying attention – processing information – working memory – etc. is most interesting.

    About Sustained Attention vs Inattention


    I am right handed, born with Inattentive ADHD including Central Auditory Processing Disorder. I respond to several FDA approved medicines (Tirend, NoDoz, and Bonine). Tirend (contains caffeine – 100 mg/14 other ingredients) allows me to use my left hand better along the lines of playing the piano together with both hands a little more accurately (sensory integration) for a period of four plus hours.

    Growing Up with Inattentive ADHD

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/C_Thomas_Wild_and_ADHD/info A true story


    Thank you.

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  4. Jacqueline Page

    Janet, I am a long lost cousin who met you in Belle Plain, Saskatchewan a few years ago, at a family reunion.
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