Introspection, brains and consciousness

Specific Brain Region Linked to Introspective Thoughts

A friend sent me this link earlier this week: it concerns an article on a study , explaining how the location for higher functions of the brain, like introversion , is behind the eyes.

Everyone knows this location actually, as it is symbolized by Indian women wearing the 'tilak', a small painted dot in the middle of the forehead, pinpointing to the same location (although the tilak now generally is used either aesthetically or to indicate a married status eg).

So, great to see that Science now also gets interest in the location of the 'Third Eye'.
But, as stated the article, Science is still in darkness as to what exactly triggers off the use of those precise regions...

A French article on the study can be found at Le Monde
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Posted on 21 Sep 2010 · (0) Comments ·
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