I was born in Chicago, 1940, then lived in Los Angeles, 1948-1958. I went to Stanford University on an athletic scholarship (running). After graduating from Stanford with an A.B in Psychology, I went to Harvard Law School, but I dropped out in my second year. I worked at a bookshop in Harvard Square, Cambridge, while contemplating my future. The store was open 24 hours a day. My brother’s illness was worsening at this time, and it was my struggle to understand his illness that led me to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., Psychology, later renamed Brain and Cognitive Sciences). After postdoctoral research in Germany at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, and in Seattle at the Department of Zoology, University of Washington, I moved to Montréal, Canada. I was a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University from 1971 to 2008. My teaching was in the area of neurobiology. I taught courses at both introductory and advanced levels, including lectures, laboratories, and seminars. At retirement, I was appointed Professor Emeritus by peer selection. My home is in Montréal, Quebec. In my leisure time I enjoy tennis, gardening, walks in nature and playing chess with my two grandsons.