So I was watching some video presentations by Dr. Iain McGilchrist talking about the divided brain. Basically he discusses a new way of looking at why
the brain is divided into separate hemispheres.
He theorizes that the right side of the brain is an overall awareness generator that looks at the big picture, trying to fit everything into a unified
theory. The left side of the brain is concentrated on details and specifics. It tries to make sense of isolated phenomena and isn’t concerned with
the overall picture.
McGilchrist uses the analogy: The left side concentrates on minute details, trying to find food for the next meal. The right side maintains a global
awareness to ensure that while you are searching for food, you don’t become a meal for someone else.
He wonders that as a western society, are we more and more using our left hemisphere instead of a balance between the two. That Rome eventually
deteriorated and fell because of this shift. We are now concentrating on thoughts and theories that have no basis in the real world. Scientists have
to completely isolate their studies because the material can no longer be related to reality.
I just find this an original way of thinking and brings something new to the table.
Wallace Thornhill expands this theory a bit and takes it in a new direction (Smaller part of his overall presentation).
He theorizes that as we focus more and more on the details with no concern for the overall picture our entire thinking structure becomes more and more
rigid. We lose the ability to entertain ideas and thoughts that are at all in odds with our current beliefs. Cognitive dissonance becomes an everyday
This is our current educational system. It teaches us to memorize information that has no application in today's world. We are not taught critical
thinking. We are discouraged to ask the 'what if' questions when they go against mainstream education. We are being systematically conditioned into
using our left hemispheres more and more. We are becoming more and more detached from reality and as a consequence we are becoming more miserable.
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Mans inner division is definitely reflecting into the outside world and I think most would agree with that statement. There is no required education
in awareness or self contemplation in our education systems. Once you graduate from the education provided and reach a certain age, suddenly you are
considered an adult with half a brain trained if you are to believe this study on the function of the hemispheres. Anyone else see a problem?
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