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The Forest of Neurons

(This posting was not part of the recent talk  ‘What I Know and Why I Know It’ but it serves as an extended introduction to part 3 of 3 of that talk, not yet uploaded.) Two major traditional concepts in the philosophy … Continue reading

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A Grey Anatomy: Mapping the Cortex

This is the first of a series of occasional postings drilling down deeper into the structure of the brain. Show Me the Map In chapter 2 of The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist sets out to describe what the … Continue reading

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Planes, Brains and Automobiles

At a recent talk, Iain McGilchrist implied that as the human brain had evolved larger and larger, the number of connections in the corpus callosum that connects the left and right hemispheres had decreased in absolute terms. His book, ‘The … Continue reading

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