Memory is a funny thing. However hard you try; certain moments can never be forgotten. On the other hand, a tiny scrap of paper of a to-do list has to guide the brain through the long aisles of a grocery store. I cannot remember a single time when I brought everything on that list. Then there were days when I forgot to put things on the to-do list while standing in the pantry staring at the empty jars and baskets. So, in the memory of today’s date (when I forgot to post), I dedicate this post to my brain.
For general knowledge purposes, to understand memory and the brain we need to know four main parts. The amygdala, the hippocampus, the cerebellum, and the prefrontal cortex. I am going all biology in this one. The one subject I desperately wanted to be good at and the one that betrayed my trust. I still joke, I lost my chance at becoming a doctor because of Mitosis and Meiosis. There, I finally spelled them right without any prompts from the Word document.
And after reading for about 15 minutes about the prefrontal cortex and neurotransmitters I have concluded that Mitosis and Meiosis in fact saved me from a world of embarrassment. I would have been a very poor doctor who enjoys chatting up with patients more about the latest research rather than diagnosing them. Maybe I can be a good receptionist at a doctor’s office. I think I would do immensely well managing and chatting up with long lines of impatient patients waiting to be seen by the Doctor.
And with this, I would like to abruptly end the post, again thanks to my brain, because it is more interested in reading the article it just found about the pituitary gland on google.
Happy Reading people of the world!
And a great day to all the doctors out there.
Also, watch out receptionists, I am applying for your jobs.