Insights into the brian

I would like to share a some stories unraveling the power of the brain following the remarkable news this week that control of a robotic arm had been achieved using a paralysed women’s thoughts.

Paralysed woman’s thoughts control robotic arm

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

Ben Underwood’s amazing ability to master echolocation.

Stephen Wiltshire is a British man who was diagnosed as autistic when he was a child. He’s also been noted for his exacting memory, which allows him to recreate [in drawings] vast scenes he sees only once. This video shows his 16-foot-panorama of Rome after taking one helicopter ride above the city.

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