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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. 1,787 more words

Neuroscience

National Geographic Features Split-Brain Pioneer

For more than fifty years, DABI member Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D., has been working towards fostering our understanding of the human brain. During the summer of 1964, he worked under neurobiologist… 422 more words

Dana Alliance For Brain Initiatives

Split Brain Procedure :: Psychology Lesson Plan

What happens if the two hemispheres of your brain stop communicating?

I asked my students to seek the answer to this question, and I was very proud of the end result! 321 more words

Lesson Plan

The Experience of Split Brain

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

Two minds, but a single brain

On the outside, our brain looks a lot like a walnut: two halves with twisted surfaces and a connective band in between. Both brain halves contain essentially the same components, but they are not identical. 1,281 more words

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