High Strangeness: Brain Scan

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Brain Scan

Five days ago, my wife and I were in a car accident caused by an idiot in an SUV rear-ending a car and pushing it into our car. My wife and I both got whiplash and I got a concussion, and even though my CT brain scan came out clean, the ER doctor had me go to a "Concussion and Brain Trauma Clinic" today for a follow-up exam with a neuropsychologist and a physiologist.

What does this have to do with UFOs? Maybe nothing. But maybe everything... Stay with me.

I just came from the Concussion and Brain Trauma Clinic, where I got a clean bill of health. The accident bumped my brain, strained my back and neck muscles and scrambled my inner ears, but 5 days after the accident everything seems to be getting back to normal.
My brain got a clean bill of health, and then some.
But that's not the good news. As part of the examination, the neuropsychologist subjected me to a battery of cognitive skills tests. The tests involved deciphering simple codes, connecting complex dot-to-dots, remembering sequences of numbers both frontwards and backwards and in ascending order, remembering lists of words and other things. I thought I did all right, but I knew I had made some mistakes, and thought that I had hesitated too long on some of my replies.

So it came as a pleasant surprise when the doctor told me that I had scored "strikingly well" on the tests. Then he repeated it. Then he repeated it again. I wasn't sure who was more surprised, but I sure did enjoy the moment. It's nice to know that one's cognitive skills can inspire awe in a doctor who has probably administered a few thousand of these tests. All I know is, I get it from my kids.

But anyway, what does this have to do with UFOs?

I'll tell you what it has to do with UFOs. It means that the UFOs have met their match.

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