Epilepsy Talk

Memory Tips You (Hopefully) Won’t Forget!

February 1, 2020
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I have a confession to make.

I was the queen of “Post-Its”. I had Post-Its on tables, counters, walls, doors. I don’t know how I lived without them.

I guess, in the “old” days, I was the same with lists. Many lists. And way too much Scotch Tape.

Factoid: The man who invented Post-Its was an employee at 3M (also the maker of Scotch Tape) who went to his boss with a bright new idea.

I don’t know if he got a raise, but he gets no royalties. Just my undying admiration and thanks.

Anyway, short of taking stock in 3M, here are some other suggestions…


Charlie Rose: The Brain Series

July 9, 2012
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Presented here is a roundtable of the finest minds in science, co-hosted by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. Together, Charlie Rose and Eric Kandel interview brain researchers, scientists and doctors, talking about different subjects of the brain. Among them are scientific discoveries, advances in technology and cutting-edge treatments.

However, these thirteen episodes, also go much deeper. They discuss perception, consciousness, free will, decision-making, cognition, creativity, morality, emotion and memory.


Why 3D TVs Are NOT For Me…

April 14, 2011
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Here’s the good news and the bad news…

The GOOD: You can buy a 3D TV without using the 3D function.

The BAD: I threw up watching Avatar and I’m not even photosensitive!

I guess you get the message.

Watching 3D can cause other problems in addition to causing seizures. They include: altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, eye or muscle twitching, confusion, nausea, loss of awareness, convulsions, cramps and disorientation. (So I’m not such a wuss.)


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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