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Using The Brain To Learn About The Brain

Think about it, scientists who study the brain are using their brains to learn about the very thing that they are studying.

Fascinating! This reminds me of the famous Albert Einstein quote that states, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Absolutely!

The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body.

Can you imagine more than 100 billion nerves communicating in trillions of connections — called synapses? Maybe this is why it is so difficult to understand the root causes of mental illness. We are talking about the brain, the very complex organ where such challenges reside. However, our understanding of the infinite aspects of the brain and how they manifest in human beings keeps unfolding. The implications for healing abound.

We’ve learned over the years that we humans experience things differently based on our environments and individual personalities. A recent discovery points to the theory that highly creative people tend to actually see more things than those considered to be less creative.

A newscientist.com article says, “If you’re the kind of person who relishes adventure, you may literally see the world differently. People who are open to new experiences can take in more visual information than other people and combine it in unique ways. This may explain why they tend to be particularly creative.”

I wonder if the human brain will ever unravel its myriad mysteries.

Learning about the vast spectrums of creativity and perception fascinates me. I’m reminded of the extraordinary abilities of savants, who can look at something just once and forever be able to recall the most minute details, as if they are staring at a photograph.

The article goes on to say, “There’s some evidence that people with a greater degree of openness also have better visual awareness. For example, when focusing on letters moving on a screen, they are more likely to notice a grey square appearing elsewhere on the display.”

I relish learning about the brain and all the other ‘little brains’ that keep our energy centers, vital organs, and systems of the body moving and grooving. I also love expanding my own creativity and consciousness, as well as connecting with folks who enjoy doing the same. If you do too, jump on board!