Archive for December 2006

The Buck Stops with You and Me on the Issue of Breaking the Cycles and the Spells That Cauterize Our Brain’s Ability to Provide Sane, Safe, Suitable Actions and Answers

Listening to myself—talking with my children about (grand)children or the neighbors about the (neighbor)hood or my friends about (geo)politics or my colleagues about where “descent with modification” (Darwin’s definition of evolution) has brought us—I hear myself opining more and more these days:
We need to break the cycle. Or,
We need to break the spell.
I usually use [...]

What the Brain Does With the Waves It Makes May Be the Most Important Discovery (So Far) in All of Brain Science. A New Book Explains Why

For the non-scientist reader (present company included), a really good science book is almost never about science as much as it is about the scientist. Science today—most any science—has become so complex, difficult and specialized (particularly in vocabulary) that even the most patient and intelligent of lay readers will usually scream “uncle” and flee after [...]