Posts Tagged ‘right brain-left brain’

LEAP!  THEORY LESSON OF THE DAY:
WHY GREAT BRAIN SHIFTS COME IN TWOS

If James Carville, the Cajun-steeped political genius who engineered Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign, is ever summoned to play God, his first words as deity will probably be, “It’s a brain thing, stupid!”
Certainly, that’s what our Cliff’s Notes analysis of history at LEAP!psych indicates.
Each time we humans have experienced one of those great technological [...]

History’s Longest Running Whack-a-Mole Game (“Dualism”) Continues. As Usual, Friends of the Right Brain Are Kicking (Left Brain) Posteriors and Taking Names

The physicist-turned-healer (G*d rest his soul—he’s no longer with us) fulminated against eating too much garlic. He said gorging on “the stinking rose” is a very bad thing for the brain.
He reasoned this way:
Garlic contains a poison called sulfone hydroxyl. The sulfone hydroxyl ion, he alleged, can penetrate the brain’s blood barrier. Heavy garlic eaters, [...]

Was One Side of Moses’ Brain Talking to the Other Side at the Burning Bush? New Questions, New Possibilities…But Few Answers As Yet

It has happened to me only twice. Each time, only a single word was spoken. But the impact of hearing someone who isn’t there speak to you is profoundly unsettling, even if it is only single word. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to have this kind of thing happening to [...]

Topics and Attitudes—Not to Mention the Opening Event’s Keynote Speaker—at This Year’s Neuroscience Society Conference Suggest an Important Corner Has Been Turned on the Nature Versus Nurture Debate

A few days ago—in mid-November—the Society for Neuroscience met in Washington, DC, in an event that, if it had any message at all (and it had many), it was this: in terms of exploring and understanding how the brain works, times are a’changing. This was indicated from the opening moments because guess who was invited [...]