^ Holy Cosmic Beauty! We live in a beautiful (and yet very hostile universe).
The human brain is now my biggest scientific and philosophic kick. I've been tweeting about the brain and making up catchy philosophical slogans about brain-knowledge. Mixing in a bit of poetry and philosophy never harms the science, just as long as the terms are still clear and nothing in the empirical data is construed to fit a biased viewpoint. A couple witty aphorisms I've come up with:
In order to truly know thy Self, one must know thy Brain!
"Know Thy Brain." This is the postulate of the 21st Century Socrates.
Follow the dendrites and axons to their logical conclusions.
The way to Self-knowledge, just may be the path of the axons.
The thoughtful stroke of the beard has always been the tap on the brain.
If one knows the integral functions of the brain, one will begin to better understand the Self.
When you voice your emotions, you are voicing the final product of brain-molecules and neural-transmissions. Know your brain, to know what it is you say.
Neuro-transmissions: you're in the front row seat of the best concert, program, bio-chemical performance of the world. Your own consciousness!
...what do ya think? Have I gotten anything wrong, disagree with my postulates? Lemme know.
Anyway, I've been visiting this site to understand the simple anatomy of the brain. It's a good reference page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brai