Why we need to keep understanding that brain research

This weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a great article about a researcher’s study of Albert Einstein’s brain, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124293408731044311.html. As this author noted, Einstein’s brain was overly developed in certain areas–possibly accounting for his genius and/or unique perspectives. Einstein also had difficulty in traditional school settings and excelled when he had the opportunity to attend Read More…

Impact of injury to the brain

Recently I was discussing with a book club the amazing message written by brain scientist, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor as she recounted the effects of a stroke she experienced. In her book, Stroke of Insight, she describes with detail the impact of such a brain injury to the left hemisphere of her brain. How she Read More…