"virtually everyone who has worked with
these animals agrees that the lesioned animals are
hypcrexcitable, easily startled, overemotional, and
generally bitchy to handle.”
"support this characterization of the lesioned animal as an emotional beast."
that said, he later states: “This is an astonishing case study, for the lady reads like a lesioned rat”
"When I say something like "bilateral lesions of the ventromedial nuclei of the hypothalamus," you can be sure I’ve memorized it."
"Since I happen to have spent my college physics lab
course personally disproving most of the laws of
physics, I cannot say that I find this particularly
surprising, but if one is trying to decide what is the
fact, it is a depressing state of affairs.”
"On its most primitive level, I suppose that . I would
love to play doctor and issue pronouncements such
as, “Madam, you have a very sick hypothalamus.” “
"and it is time that we asked what on earth
does it all mean? To which at this point .I can
only answer ruefully that I wish to God I really
Oh my gosh, I wish more papers were as entertaining to read.