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November 15, 2014

When you were a child, I don’t suppose your mother told you about her childhood pet, an imaginary chicken named Henrietta, whose insistence on occupying her own chair put her in constant danger of being crushed under the slowly descending behind of one uncle or another. 1,327 more words


Finding the self: does science has something to say?

When we start discussing about ideas still so dividing and controversial, we usually begin by wandering through philosophical realms before science is capable of providing us with stronger arguments. 1,336 more words


Split Brains and the Self

Who are you?

To answer this question, you may think of your preferences, family, career, key memories from your life. You might even think of your favorite band. 536 more words


GRE vocab and theories of consciousness

It’s safe to say that I’m a lover of words.

Pretty much every self-appointed intellectual says that nowadays, though, so perhaps there’s not a lot of salt to that statement. 1,126 more words

Two brains in one head?: The story of the split-brain phenomenon

[En español]

Are you left-brained or right-brained?  Are you the hard-working, problem-solving, number-loving, office dweller?  Or the creative, passionate, playful, day-dreaming artist?  These images often made me rather livid as a science-inclined child because obviously I wanted to identify with the half of the brain spewing swirls of bright colors rather than the one depicting darkened cubicles or esoteric math equations.   1,588 more words

I Have Half A Mind To Sleep In

For the past six weeks, our nights have been interrupted at least twice a night by our hungry newborn. This isn’t our first rodeo, so insomnia was a side effect of parenthood we new we would be facing. 730 more words