Mike Brill

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Many people---not necessarily students---audited Jerry’s neurophysiology class. It was excellent, but more colorfully panoramic was his course in animal physiology. In a single lecture of that class, I got to learn about Freud, Greek Mythology, and the eye of an octopus. A subsidiary theme of the lecture was the cultural significance of the “evil eye.” I will never forget Jerry’s one-sentence summary: “In Freudian theory, everything reminds you of sex; in mythology, sex reminds you of everything.”

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