John was born in Birmingham, but moved to Abingdon in Oxfordshire at an early age where his association with the traditional folk music and dance of the region began. This chance purchase opened up a whole world of new music making and the early exposure to morris dancing suddenly found a context. Highly influenced by the recordings of John Kirkpatrick and with the generous support of the local folk club, his playing advanced very quickly indeed, making up for the late start on the instrument. It was here that John first met Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick who were later to become bandmates.
On his voyage home, Odysseus is nearly seduced to his death by the singing of the sirens. Odysseus's crew, their ears plugged with wax, thankfully do not hear his desperate pleas to change course. While such trials are not a feature of our daily travels, a variety of distractions can send us off course. In this issue, Ciaramelli reports a patient who repeatedly suffers from this affliction, being lured away to unintended locations. The study provides new insights into the neural basis of spatial navigation. Our capacity for navigation is thought to rely on a distributed network of brain regions, which include the hippocampus, parahippocampus, retrosplenial cortex, parietal cortex, and caudate nucleus see e.
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