In the years since this encounter with my mother, I have developed some terminology to capture and communicate what I experienced. I've come to call what I experienced the process of being known. This is a much deeper and richer experience than simply knowing the bare facts of my story. It reflects what neuroscience and related disciplines are teaching us about what it means to live an integrated life-both as an individual and as part of a community. My experiments and their subsequent results allowed me experience all the joy and excitement as I get to observe Neuroscience reaching new heights through its latest ground breaking discoveries.