About a block down from my residence is The Monteal Neurological Institute. A more morose place ne’er existed on the face of the earth. Established by the famous McGill neurologist Dr. Wilder Penfield, who you may remember from the Canada Heritage Minute as the guy who made the french lady smell burnt toast. He was testing the effects of electric stimulation in the temporal lobe of the brain and is responsible for identifying this area as one of the memory centers of the brain. Gee, I guess I am learning something in Psychology100. With my midterm coming up next Thursday I am approaching max informational capacity in this department. I am going to make a concerted effort to not procrastinate and then cram. If Hermann Ebbinghaus’ methods of savings stand true, then I think I’ll be fine.
Anyways, I gotta hit the books again. I hope that I can make enough progress in my new German lit novel ,”The Adventures of a Simpleton” by Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, that I can watch a Miyazaki film tonight. I’m thinking Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind or Howl’s Moving Castle. I am also downloading Grave of the Fireflies, which is apparently unlike any other Miyazaki. It’s set in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb and is apparently fantastically sad. Time to go, here’re my three faves of the day: