MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN REVIEWED
“My Love Affair with the Brain” is a PBS documentary that I took awhile to process. Sorry, this is late. While it’s one thing to examine a cute old academic that carries around a brain in a hat box…something else remains. Dr. Diamond offers something new about brain malleability and plasticity in her classes and one-on-one sessions. Science in the Post WWII era has hit a point of stagnation with what we buy as accepted canon.
Facts tend to exist only as long as they support established endeavors. Younger academics will enjoy the history lesson, as Dr. Diamond recounts breaking through the barriers regarding her findings. While the documentary is a love letter to Dr. Diamond, there’s so much just bubbling up under the surface. While the documentary was shot over 5 years and finds Diamond retiring, I have to wonder what comes next. Who will be the next Diamond pushing the envelope? As time marches forward, I start to worry about the existence of her possible replacement.