Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical

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Muskie, the creator of a satirical online Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical, declares: “My brain is a jewel.” “I am,” he writes, “in awe of the mind that I have. I and my experience of life is not inferior, and may be superior, to the NT experience of life.”


Note how these testimonies slide without warning from “my brain” to “I”: I love the way my brain works / I like the way I think; those people speak to me in ways my brain doesn’t understand. Beyond metaphorically personifying the brain, such language conflates persons and brains.

Vidal, Fernando and Ortega, Francisco. Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject (Forms of Living)....

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