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

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


The split brain: A tale of two halves, by David Wolman

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


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


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

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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


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