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Gray Matters | by John Suler's PhotoPsychology
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Gray Matters

Because there is a high incidence of brain and aortic aneurysms in my family, my doctor and I decided it might be a good idea to do some tests to determine if I had any. Lo and behold, a brain MRI (actually, MRA with contrast) detected a rather small aneurysm! This is something to be concerned about, since aneurysms can grow and erupt, with fatal consequences. However, after doing some research on the web, I discovered that some studies suggest that 1 out of 15 people may have an aneurysm. Many of them probably don’t even know it and may live their whole lives without it ever being diagnosed. It makes you consider the ambiguity of whether or not an aneurysm is an “abnormality.” Here’s one of the better web pages I found about this topic:


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Uploaded on December 21, 2006