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Bruce M. Perrin

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Bruce Perrin has been writing for more than 20 years, although you will find most of that work only in professional technical journals or conference proceedings. But, after completing a PhD in Industrial Psychology and a career in psychological R&D, he is now applying his background and fascination with technology and the human mind to writing novels. Besides writing, Bruce likes to tinker with home automation and is an avid hiker, logging nearly 2,500 miles each year in the first two years of Fitbit ownership. When he is not on the trails, he lives with his wife in St. Louis, MO. For a closer look at his writing life, book reviews, and progress on his upcoming works, please join him at www.brucemperrin.blogspot.com. ...more

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Bruce M. Perrin A friend, when he saw I had published my first book, emailed me, “Half A Mind…….Autobiography? :)”

Although those who know me might expect that, no, my…more
A friend, when he saw I had published my first book, emailed me, “Half A Mind…….Autobiography? :)”

Although those who know me might expect that, no, my life was not the inspiration for the book. It was actually another friend who recommended a novel, saying, ‘You’ll like it. It is about brain plasticity gone wrong.’

If you are thinking, brain plasticity sounds vaguely familiar, but completely uninteresting, I can address the first issue.

Unless you are employed in an academic or professional field that studies the human nervous system, you have most likely heard of brain plasticity in a news story. Plasticity is the cure when a 2-year old falls from his bike, sustains a head injury that causes, for example, the loss of speech, but then develops speech again using a different part of the brain. It is the nervous system re-wiring itself in order to replace a lost function. And it has been credited with some remarkable recoveries.

I was intrigued. How could the brain’s natural curative capabilities go wrong? What events or technology would be needed to produce re-wiring? What form would the maladaptation take? I thought I had some promising hypotheses about the novel.

Then, I got a copy of the book and read it. None of my guesses about it was correct…because the book was not about plasticity. It did mention it, but the suspense was not from it.

As the book did not satisfy my curiosity, and perhaps increased it, I dug further into the research on neural re-wiring, only to find many of my hypotheses were much more than that. They were techniques and technologies, in the labs and in the headlines. To my surprise and my apprehension, our capabilities brought us closer to this neural demise than I had ever thought. And the kernel for Half A Mind had taken form.
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A name from the past! Did I really talk about writing back then? I don't remember, but now that I have time, it feels less like an accomplish…more
Hey Bob -

A name from the past! Did I really talk about writing back then? I don't remember, but now that I have time, it feels less like an accomplishment and just like something that I enjoy doing.

And even if it wasn't a question, it was great to hear from you. If you want to catch up on old times, message me through Goodreads with your email address, or get mine from my blog: brucemperrin.blogspot.com. I have no idea what you are up to these days.(less)
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Mind in the Clouds by Bruce M. Perrin
"I remember the New York World’s Fair in the sixties. I marveled at what might be a future of possibilities making lives better and advancing humanity beyond the simple. What never occurred to me was just how much might actually change and how it woul" Read more of this review »
Mind in the Clouds by Bruce M. Perrin
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“It was in the 1930s when psychologists found that people tend to forget details that don’t fit their concepts about the world, their schema, while other aspects of their recollection may be exaggerated to become more consistent.”
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