Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Radio 4's This Morning drew attention to a study that has applied automated textual analysis to three of Iris Murdoch's novels, including her last, and found interesting evidence of the presence and sequence of decline during her well-known development of Alzheimer's Disease.

~ This Morning interviw with the study's lead scientist and with John Baylis, Murdoch's widower (Realplayer file).

~ Article on the study in Nature.

~ Abstract of the study's report in Brain, with link to full-text for subscribers (and appropriate Athens users).