Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Unlocking the Brain's Secrets

Today I read a new word viz.SYNESTHESIA. Thanks to the e-World.
Wikipedia says “It is a Greek word meaning together. Sensation is a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experience in a second sensory pathway. People who experience these phenomena are known as SYNETHETES.
Synesthesia is found “eight times more commonly in artistes, poets and novelists than others,” largely explaining their creative abilities, the scientist stressed. 
There are many approaches to the study of the human brain. One is brain imaging, to find out what part of the brain is active when we perform a task. But, there is another method, the structural-functional correlative approach, according to neurologist Ramachandran, writes M R Venkatesh

A “three-pound jelly sitting in you” – the human brain with 100 billion cells – does incredible multi-tasking, from creating music, poetry, brewing evil to contemplating God and nature of religion.