The main character, Dominic, is a neuroscientist and usually the inclusion of scientific terminology and jargon would mean that my eyes would glaze over, my ability to comprehend in any rational manner completely disappearing and my interest in reading further going with it. Not the case...well, at least this time. I was riveted and I felt like Dominic was the perfect combination of scientist and handsome lead. The initial conversation between Madalene and Dominic, beginning on page 36, involving memory and delusion was flawless and easily understandable. Reminded me of the movie The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and the television show Fringe.
"The brain can't tell the difference between the memory of an old trauma and a fresh instance of a recurrent one," he said. "The pathway is reinforced every time an event is relived in imagination or experience, but we're learning to identify the memory trace- the specific grouping of neurons that represent a memory- and we're finding these traces aren't simply the environments in which a memory is formed, but actually hold he memory itself."
How did you react to the science speak? Driven to the computer to check on reality of memory erasure? Turned on by the brainy doctor? Wondering about the connection to the Fallen? Curious to learn more?