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The Curious Case Of The Split-Brain

Introduction

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

Storage Virtualization Posts

Book review: Tales from both sides of the brain, by Michael Gazzaniga

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

Neuroscience

A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press¬†in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of… 456 more words

Pop Culture

Split Brain Research

What we know about the regions of the brain has been significantly helped by research into the way someone’s experiences can help shape the brain. But it has also been greatly advanced by what my biology lecturer calls “opportunistic” case studies. 610 more words

Biology

Is The Self an Illusion?

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

Philosophy

Energy, Enthusiasm and Willpower

“Energy is a power which meets with an instant recognition by the mind. What the mind of the average healthy person cannot endure for long in monotony, or, worse still, absolute stagnation. 1,367 more words

Psychology

A Nasty Case of Split Brain

Are you predominantly left or right brained?

This is to ask whether you think yourself to be more of the analytical, calculating type – one who would excel at solving complex math problems or games of logic – or the creative, “artsy” type – one whose talents would be better expressed through a painting, or musical composition. 1,788 more words

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