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The fusiform gyrus is a long, narrow gyrus that lies at the bottom of the brain (only the inferior temporal gyrus lies beneath it) and which extends from the base of the occipital lobe along the entire length of the temporal lobe. It is involved in high-level visual processing, and contains much of Brodmann area 37.

While this gyrus serves many functions, it is most centrally involved in color processing, face recognition, and the recognition of complex visual images, including letters. It is sometimes involved in dyslexia, although dyslexia refers to a large range of disorders in visual processing, print recognition, and print processing. It may also be involved in cases of face blindness and some forms of synesthesia.

One of the more localized functions of the fusiform gyrus is facial identification and recognition, from the basic level of "that cloud looks like it's smiling" all the way up to "hey, it'…

A poem variously attributed to semi-apocryphal or anonymous authors and published in various versions dating back at least to the early twentieth century, and possibly to midway through the nineteenth. Also possibly the origin of a sort of folk legend, widely known across Australia, about a dog and a foodsafe.

As I came down Conroy's Gap
I heard a maiden cry,
"There goes Bill the

 

 

I spent a week in NYC once and I wore a black felt hat. I wore it everywhere. It was windy, and wearing a hat was easier than trying to keep my hair fixed just so.

One night I went to a comedy club, a setting where you expect a fair amount of fairly good-natured ribbing. Especially when you insist on wearing a hat.

“Look who’s here, Debbie-fuckin’-Gibson.” Debbie Gibson was a pop star in the ‘80’s who wore a hat like mine. And that…

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.


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