If You Don’t Know How Your Brain Works, What’s the Point of Having One?

http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/  

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Neurophilosophy Blog Image from the The incredible case of Phineas Gage

Neurophilosophy Blog Image from the The incredible case of Phineas Gage

Everyone has a very geeky side. Don’t deny it. I know. My geek flag files concerning all things medicine (but yet I became a lawyer & not a doctor-there’s listening to my inner voice). Regrets aside, the blog Neurophilosophy is one of the most interesting things out in the blogosphere. The blogger, is a “molecular and developmental neurobiologist turned science writer.”  Following his postings about: how Botox effects emotion (not just facial display of emotion); how desire influences perception; or how facial recognition is inherited, are easy to do. Yet they are not dumbed down (too much for the average reader). If this still does not get you, you have to read about the picture at right: The Incredible Case of Phineas Gage, one of the earliest recorded traumatic brain injuries. Mr. Gage had the unfortunate occurence of having an iron penetrate his skill in 1848, and was still able to walk moments after the event. I’m not telling to the rest of the incredible story because you need to read it. That’s what your brain is for. If Phineas Gage still doesn’t spark your interest, then I think Neurophilosophy’s picture of a prefrontal  lobotomy might. If I still have not peaked your interest then ask yourself…”What am I using my brain for anyway?”

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One response to “If You Don’t Know How Your Brain Works, What’s the Point of Having One?

  1. tamasolusi

    good article thanks…

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