Friday, January 24, 2014

Because I'm a Williams?

Book Review, 'We Are Our Brains’ by D.F. Swaab, "Much to think about in look at brains" in the Boston Globe, January 20, 2014.
The review is interesting, but the note about the reviewer grabbed me: "Jennifer Latson is writing a narrative nonfiction book about a genetic disorder called Williams syndrome, which makes people socially uninhibited and indiscriminately friendly." All this time I thought it was because I'm a Gemini....

Follow-up comment, added 1/26/2014: I usually do my research before posting to avoid embarrassment or factual errors. My post was a bit careless because I went for "easy" humor. It turns out that Williams Syndrome includes symptoms that are not nearly so nice as friendliness. Sincere apologies to any for whom this evoked any pain.

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