The Brain and the Mind a Delicate Connection (StarTribune)

article by: MARTIN SCHMUTTERER

In “Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph,” Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt tells the amazing story of how Jon Sarkin’s life was changed through a “single cruel trick of nature.” “Shadows” isn’t a biography in the traditional sense, as Nutt gives ample consideration of the questions that Sarkin’s transformation raises about consciousness, the relationship of the brain to the mind, and the nature of art and inspiration.

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