Sunday, December 1, 2013

Time, feature Top Brain, Bottom Brain

Latest coverage from the book comes from Time, which featured the story on its home page, and, which pinged from the Time piece. These follow attention from The Wall Street Journal, Oprah, The Atlantic and other mainstream publications and broadcast outlets.

 Here's what had to say on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013:

"Your brain isn't lefty or righty, but probably top or bottom art
"If you're a sucker for those tests that tell you whether you're left-brained or right-brained, you've been using old brain. Scientists have long known that the popular theory of a logical side of the brain doing battle with the creative side is mostly bunk, myth-making hysteria from some 1970s lab research that even the author, Nobel laureate Roger Sperry, cautioned against. Halves of the brain, scientists agree, work together not in isolation. Now neuroscientist Stephen Kosslyn and author G. Wayne Miller suggest that top and bottom sections of the brain are a more pertinent split, an upper half that 'sets up plans and revises those plans when expected events do not occur; the bottom (that) classifies and interprets what we perceive.' But it's still more of a collaborative process, no matter what your left brain tells you." Read the piece.

On Friday, Nov. 29, Time posted an essay by Stephen and Wayne. Read the essay here.

Time illustration

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