Monday, March 17, 2008

Ted Talk: How the Mind Works Check out Jill Bolte Taylor's fascinating lecture on "How the Mind Works". She is a brain researcher who describes her perceptions while her brain was hemorraging. When I was 6 years old, my grandmother had a similar stroke on the same side of the brain and I've been totally fascinated with neurodegeneration and neurodevelopment ever since. In the farm's division of labour, my grandmother and I were put together with both of us being told to make sure the other one didn't wander away and fall into the river. I was this child with my very own adult who had nothing else to do but be and who was totally incapable of moralizing or criticizing or assigning jobs. Kinda explains a few things, eh.

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