My mind found this coincidence strange. Or was it my brain? I had been reading Sam Kean's book, The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, when the gold/white, black/blue dress went viral. Kean's book is so interesting. So many horrific and mind boggling (pun?) tales of what the brain can and cannot do after a traumatic injury. Did you know Woodrow Wilson had had a stroke and was cared for by his wife, Edith, who forbade anyone from seeing the President until he was able (more or less) to take over the reigns?
What is fascinating is Wilson, the Woodrow, never thought his stroke had debilitated him in the least. His wife and Doctor thought otherwise, but that is one of the weird goings on in our tapioca like noggins.
Also pretty cool, but extremely sad is the story of Clive Wearing. Wearing is still alive, albeit, such a sorrowful existence. He suffered brain damage from Herpes-simplex, a pretty rare misfortune, but Wearing lost most of his memory. His memory usually lasts from seconds to minutes. He can still play the piano beautifully and with passion. He can still remember his wife, but each time he sees her again it is another grand reunion. Deborah Wearing has written the book, Forever Today, about their life.
My brain didn't catch it all. (Sorry, brain for outing you) The experiment done by Benjamin Libet angered and frustrated me and I completely disagree, but I'm not a doctor. I just play one. (Read it yourself) : )