Rick Perry's brain freeze: University of Michigan professor offers an explanation
A University of Michigan neuroscientist offered an explanation to the New York Times regarding Texas Gov. Rick Perry's memory lapse at a recent Republican presidential debate: It was brain freeze.
During a debate Wednesday at Oakland University, Perry couldn't recall the name for the Department of Energy, which he has repeatedly stated should be eliminated.
Trying to recall the name, Perry stammered, paused and then eventually changed the subject.
“A lot of things are going on when we try to recall memories, and problems at any stage could lead to failure," Daniel Weissman, a U-M professor who studies attention, told the Times.
it was a pretty everyday experience,’’ Weissman continued. “We’ve all had this happen.’’
Read the Times report here.