Doctoral candidate Rachael Vause just returned from a trip to England. She writes:
"I traveled to the British Museum Study Room on March 8th to examine Anglo-Saxon amulets and crosses. I then headed up to York on March 9th to attend The Medieval Brain conference at the University of York. This interdisciplinary conference involved psychologists, literary and art historians, neurologists, and linguists. I presented the paper 'Heart, Hand, and Mind: Grasping the Anglo-Saxon Cross' on March 10th. My paper examined the cultural and neurological conditions that precipitated the creation of the wearable cross and its subsequent physiological effects."