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Muse #504 - oh my poor brains
Sometimes I wonder whether I have several brains inside my body. Not too much brain. Too many brains as in counting them. Actually, it could be a plausible theory that these multitude of brains are working in concert. And we don’t even realize that.
The octopus exampled above has 3 hearts and 9 brains - one major centralized one supported by 8 independent ones for each of the tentacles and controls those arms movements independent of each other.
The human brain is certainly known to have its various parts. For example, there are various left brain-right brain experiments that prove that the two halves work differently and even independently when segregated in unique individuals. So what if they are two really different brains joined together?
Similarly, the animal brain (cerebellum) seems to be of different nature from the other parts. Perhaps it is a visitor too from somewhere else. So might be the brain stem and the nerves in the gut that seem to be involved and assisting the thinking and feeling process.
Even within the cerebrum, the development of the frontal lobe which is the most recent addition to the brain looks like a parasite that has attached itself and taken over part of the white matter of the brain.
Anyway enough of this mindless pondering. Back to why I wonder about this. For me personally, to think effectively, I need to be doing other things like:
I read to think
I walk to think
I drive to think
I shower to think
I read and walk to think
I listen to music to think
I speak to think - perhaps I like the sound of my own voice. And this annoys others as I speak over them in order to let me think. Small wonder that.
The more of the different things I do simultaneously the better my thinking. For e.g. Driving while reading an audible book coupled with thinking while also enjoying the scenery all at the same time. Then, my thinking seems to be much better than anywhere else. Same with walking and listening to a book, while observing people, animals, plants, and the scenery and thinking along with it leads to my best thinking. It is possible four to five parts of my brain are all individually kept busy and engaged and as I wondered earlier - four to five different brains patched together working in concert? That has brought me back to my silly hypothesis.
The point is that we have different thinking styles for different people. And this is how I think and what works for me. And yours might uniquely yours.