“Soul Searching” published in Pulse

Modern neuroscience continues to struggle to define the human mind by studying anatomical brain function, largely through the use of functional MRI and optogenetics. It occurred to me that dissecting the human brain was similar to peeling back the layers of an onion. When the last layer is peeled back, what remains? In particular, where does our humanness lie?

My poem “Soul Searching” is now online, newly published in Pulse—voices from the heart of medicine. more»

An open access online journal, Pulse magazine publishes personal accounts of illness and healing, fosters the humanistic practice of medicine and encourages health care advocacy.


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