In the 1960s and 70s, a number of patients had their brains split surgically: the left and right hemispheres were separated by severing the corpus callosum. 141 more words
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From time to time the topic of split-brain comes up among storage techies. The discussion very quickly turns into splitting-hairs rather than splitting-brains, but nonetheless, the apparent difficulties it presents can be addressed very effectively and practically. 1,619 more words
I’m introducing a new category of posts: short reviews of neuro-related books I recently read and liked (or didn’t!). I am starting this series with Michael Gazzaniga’s scientific autobiography, which was published earlier this year. 406 more words
Do you sometimes feel you contradict yourself? Are there others in your brain competing or collaborating to create the illusion of a singular self?
It seems quite clear that the more the experts understand the brain (which might be very little right now) the more they are coming to the conclusion the self is an illusion, or to be more precise, there may be many selves within one brain. 396 more words