Autumn Equinox Newsletter
September 21, 2020
Equal Day and Night
The Equinox (“Equal Night”) is the event that comes twice a year, when day and night are equal in length. The autumn equinox (in the northern hemisphere) marks the turning point when our daylight hours grow shorter and darkness grows longer.
Read more about this turning point of the year in my previous (and prescient) Autumn Equinox Newsletter from 2017.
During this Plague Year, that means we have more time at home, in darkness, to contemplate how we’ve been living our lives. And to make all those interesting improvements that we’ve been putting off for so long!
One such improvement I’ve made is sorting through my archive to update and reorganize my website. We’ve created a new section for my careers, which expands upon some of the experiences that inspired my various books. Those experiences can be found here: Careers.
Karl Pribram and Friends
My late spouse, Dr Karl Pribram, left research papers, equipment, and documents he had amassed in his 75 years of brain science around the world. These items will soon be headed off to their home at the Smithsonian Affiliate: The Archive of the History of Psychology at the University of Akron. This includes the first EEG machine, the first 120-electrode net, the first “moving” hologram, and “Sherrington’s operating table,” which was used for surgery by Dr Karl Pribram, Sir John Eccles and other luminaries. Files of Karl’s correspondence with scientists before, during and after the “Cold War” make this a fascinating archive.
Karl’s website, (KarlPribram.com) has scans of all 700 of his data and theory papers published from 1948 forward, and these can be accessed and printed out by students and researchers.
However, Karl’s website is “frozen” (hard coded) and cannot be updated. Likewise, due to the plague pandemic, the University of Akron archive is temporarily frozen!
So, we have all decided–in celebration of Karl Pribram’s wonderful contributions to the history of brain research–to dedicate a section of my website, temporarily, to photos of Karl and stories of the many scientists, philosophers, and educators he worked with over the years.
Happy Equinox to all!