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European Tribune - Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight
Also, a person in this state is not likely to solve problems of the world such as disease no matter how willing one is because solving problems requires insight from realistic analysis of the past and prediction of consequences, a left brain skill. And how likely are people in this state to be motivated to do physical labor such as farming or building structures for shelter, unless they are forced by others who are not in a right-brained perception only state?

Looking at today's state of the world, I wonder if the left brain skill is so great? I guess we would have to define first what realistic analysis is. More and more I have the feeling many of our current problems evolve from so called realistic analysis. :-)

by Fran on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 03:46:05 AM EST
We may even be using the left brain to be more stupid - anything can be rationalized! Especially with the ego sitting in the left hemisphere... The modern age provokes the "rational" ego-thinking too readily.

Common stories of near-death wholistic experiences seem to indicate that the left hemisphere is switched off earlier; or does this mean that only the cases with left hemisphere still alive have good chances to return?

The picture of parallel sensory processing and sequential filtering makes sense. The wholistic view emerges as a sensory model of the world - only later the "self" and "other" senses are differentiated.

by das monde on Tue Mar 25th, 2008 at 06:31:53 AM EST
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