I wake up. It’s friday. The time when my vision returns from a white blur I notie is 13:13. I begin my day responding to emails from coworkers I received this morning like nothing happened. Another day for this Luciferian. But how so?

Intelligence is seing possibilities and using them, even when faced with an enormous task or massive adversary. People usually ask me for help during times of personal crisis where my friends see nothing but problems. Like yesterday, when a friend for some reason had not managed to do a five-day home-exam in psychology,  a thesis on neuroscience. Which I was suprised to hear had to be completed until today this morning. Leaving around 12 hours to complete the task.

My back is aching, but I know another friend will come over soon and fix it. Having friends as allies is important though even how many people we surround ourself with, a Luciferian is ultimately alone. Spending 12 hours fixing someone’s psych exam, even a friend, does not come cheap, mind you. Not in terms of money or the favor I expect in return.

When confronted with the task of writing a 3000 word diagnosis of a for a patient with brain damage, when you only have eleven X-ray (actually MRI) slices, is interesting to say the least. Especially when this is something I normally don’t work with. My friend knows the latin names of all the areas in the brain in theory, but didn’t have the practical sense to attack the task of diagnosing in a systematical way.

As Luciferian I think any problem can be solved as long as the pieces of the puzzle is there: (1) My television with an uplink to my computer using software that can display MRI images and show where everything is and where it is connected. (2) The X-rays, showing the damaged areas.(3) Someone who knows the names and location of all areas in Latin.

I attacked the problem by identifying which Z-coordinate each X-ray slice had, and found the most probable sequence the hospital took in the catscan was a pattern: -21, -11, -4, +1, +4, +11, +21, +25, +37, +45, +57. These are universal coordinates. Then, using the 30-or-so named main areas of the brain, I just made a simple matrix containing columns for each slice (with Z coordinate) and checked each area of the brain, crossing off where a certain named area of the brain, and an affected damaged area, matched.

The analysis was done in around 15 minutes, presenting around 12 affected areas, which when put together in context all affected memory, motor and speech, and other evidence pointed to Parkinson’s disease. The actuall time spent was to explain it in 3000 words with correct references to other people’s work, a particularly boring and (pardon the pun) brain-damaged way of doing modern scientific work these days, where little innovation and much  quoting of other research seems to be the norm.

Anyway I learned a lot about how the brain works, and that analyzing a brain-damaged patient is not necessarily more difficult than solving problems in large computer networks which is more similar to what I normally spend my time doing. Then maybe the brain is a computer? Time to reboot.