Anyone who has ever fallen off a bike will know about that dazed moment where you’re not quite sure if you’ve hurt yourself.

It takes a while for the brain to understand the sequence of events, receive any pain signals from extremities, organise all that sensory information into something the conscious mind can process, and to then decide what to do next.

Pick up the bike and keep cycling? Or call an ambulance?

Lately, it’s felt like the whole planet has fallen off ...

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