Who wrote all of this crap anyway?
- Nemo Scitis
This is what happens when shit gets unreal
I recently spied this article on BoingBoing.net and, like many things that they post, it got me to thinking.
Go ahead and go look at this, I’ll wait: Alien Hand Syndrome sees woman attacked by her own hand
… mmmMMmm hmm hmmm…
I said go look, don’t just sit here.
You’re still here aren’t you? I mean it, go at least skim the article, there’s even a nice video for you to watch. Ok, so shoo and leave this window open and come back.
Ok, now close the pop-up ads and pay attention again.
Before your corups callosum is severed, your brain is fairly happy. There’s an Alpha side and and a Beta side and they work together well to do all of the tasks that you have to do during the day.
After the operation, suddenly the relationship turns rocky. It turns out that the left half of the brain never really loved the right half and still secretly hoped that it was half of the brain from a twin that was absorbed in the womb.
The right half of her brain was free from the shackles of her left brain and, like a child on Christmas morning, went berserk. With no one there to put it in timeout it started doing whatever the hell it wanted which, in her case, involved slapping her in the face, hard, repeatedly. Ok, so now imagine that you are in this woman’s unfortunate situation where your corpus callosum has been severed and suddenly the two hemispheres of your brain were no longer on speaking terms with each other.
Join me for a theoretical tour of “shit that would be hard to do if half of your brain didn’t want to listen to you”.
Of course the flipside of having independent brains is that there are some activities that you can only do if you were the man (or woman) with two brains.