Sunday, August 22, 2010


A: The muscles of Kay Underwood - a cataplexic - fail to fire when experiencing strong emotion, such as laughter.

B: Matt Frerking - a Neuroscientist - is petrified when he has a romantic impulse, or sees others as such.

C: The narcoleptics Allison June Burchell and Luis Alfredo Pinilla both woke up on a slab in the morgue one day. For June, this was one of two times. The first, as a teen, was induced by a Hollywood comedy film: having collapsed paralyzed and conscious, she was brought to the hospital and pronounced dead, only to wake up hours later, oddly displaced.