October Update

Bought a standard poodle puppy.  Bringing him home October 5, so October will be full of housebreaking, and FUN.

« Reality Is...? | Main | Spiritual Screw-Up: What's Going On? »

At Home in the World, Thanks to My Brain

There’s so much exciting press about brain research recently, it makes me “think.” 

         My brain is up there in my skull:  In the dark.  In silence.  No touch, no taste, no smell.  It receives information about the outside world via neurons, in the form of electrical signals, from my eyes, ears, skin, tongue, and nose.  It uses these electrical signals to build pictures of my world, both immediate and long-term. 

         This makes my brain seem to be a remote pilot, somewhat like a space explorer, sending probes here and there in the universe.

         But that’s not how I feel.  I feel entirely immersed in my environment.  I see, hear, feel, taste, smell an immediate, integrated world.  So somehow, along with all its other miraculous capabilities, my brain makes me feel right at home amidst all my sensations. ´╗┐

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Julie Simon Lakehomer: Science Writer - Wonder of the Moment - At Home in the World, Thanks to My Brain

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>