Your Complicated Amygdala: Why Brain-Imaging Work Is Misleading

Brain Imaging seems to be an up and coming diagnostic tool; seems is the key word here.  Thus article talks about how these imaging techniques paint an over simplistic picture of how your brain works.  Modern physics has helped us let go of simplistic, reductionistic point of view that wants to ascribe certain functions to certain brains structures.  But our brain is much more like the world wide web, and of course, much more complex and sophisticated.  We are more taking a holistic or ‘holonomic’ view of brain function where the entire brain in involved as a unity in all functions rather than the ‘parts’ point of view of the past.

 

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