Artist Lonni Sue Johnson created this piece — "Clothes That Hang Up in the Closet" — in 2008, the year after she contracted viral encephalitis, which destroyed parts of her brain. Now researchers at Johns Hopkins University are hoping Johnson can help unravel some of the mysteries of memory.
This work, called "The Christmas Tree Line," is one of Johnson's famous pieces that ran in The New Yorker in 1985 well before she got ill. It has layers of meaning if you look at it closely, says Barbara Landau, a professor of cognitive science at Johns Hopkins University. She says it's "very, very clever and beautiful."
It's not often you see an image of a brain scan on the wall of an art exhibit. But among works by Monet and Sisley at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore hangs just that — a cross-section of a human brain. It belongs to artist Lonni Sue Johnson.
The room is really two exhibits — the art Johnson created before she contracted viral encephalitis in 2007, which destroyed her hippocampus and parts of her left temporal lobe — and her work after.
BONHAM - The Bonham ISD is the recipient of a 50,000 grant to enhance energy use. The district this week approved a resolution authorizing an agreement into the Energy Efficiency Grants and Technical Assistance Program.
Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 1:53 pm
Saying "it's time we know the whole truth" about the so-called Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today followed through on his promise to issue subpoenas to Attorney General Eric Holder and other high-ranking Justice Department officials.
Better medical care and equipment means fewer troops are dying on the battlefield. But more troops are coming home severely wounded, with injuries that require lifelong care and cost millions of dollars in medical costs.
Originally published on Wed October 12, 2011 9:48 am
When it comes to meeting the goal of getting more local food into school lunch, a major challenge has always been finding the money. Thanks to the new school lunch law, more federal grants than ever are available.
But the problem is bigger than money. It takes a serious supply chain and dedicated labor to make it work, too.
In an interview for Wednesday's Morning Edition, Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, talked with NPR's Steve Inskeep about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is this hour pleading guilty to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet on Christmas Day 2009.
The Detroit Free Press, which is live-blogging the court action, reports that attorney Anthony Chambers surprised the courtroom earlier by announcing that "his client plans to plead guilty." And it adds that: