Thursday, June 24, 2010

This is your brain; this is your brain in denial...

In Part IV of Erroll Morris's series at the Times, Morris's expert summary of VS Ramachandran's work on anosognosia reveals good evidence in favor of the "many experts" model; the brain arguing with itself over what is reality--half of the brain faithful to somatic reality, half of the brain faithful to a version of reality, a narrative about reality, or an alternate reality that it must maintain in order to keep a stable sense of "self".

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