W ho am I? I am a recently retired academic neurologist, which means a person who has always had a position at an institution at which research, teaching, and patient care are requirements. I am a Professor Emerita from the Department of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, part of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. My training took place mostly in Boston, where I attended Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and then trained in neurology at Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, with a famous neurologist, Norman Geschwind, who revived the field of the cognitive and behavioral subspecialty of neurology. I trained in neurology (one year of which was at Georgetown University Medical Center in the District of Columbia) and (in Boston) an added year of fellowship that was devoted to cognitive and behavioral neurology; this is the subspecialty of neurology that involves the overlap with psychology and to some extent with psychiatry. (Informational note: everyone who becomes a specialist in neurology actually passes the examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with [N] specified after the certification. Neurologists are a minority group, which is reflected in our relatively small influence on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.)