Amy Ellis Nutt
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Jon Sarkin was working as a chiropractor when he suffered a massive stroke. Afterwards, he became an obsessive visual artist whose work was as fragmented and cluttered as his mind had become. Sarkin is the subject of a new book, Shadows Bright as Glass, by science writer Amy Nutt.
Some of the biggest insights about the brain come from accidents — aberrations that tell us what makes the norm function. Journalist Amy Nutt profiles a man who suffered slight nerve damage that radically changed his personality and led to profound insights into the right brain/left brain balance.