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
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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
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. 1,787 more words
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke. I first listened to this podcast before falling asleep. Knowing I hadn’t done it justice, and realizing its significance, I listened to it at least three times after that. 627 more words