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
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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
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
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