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Injuries to our Brain can cause many Problems
on January 26, 2013
Dr. V.S. Ramachandran presents many cases of injuries which affect the human brain. For example: Phantom Limb Syndrome, Blind Sight, Injuries which can cause signals to go to our brain stem, which is our lizard brain (this seemed to be a problem with some former government officials who were known in the US as neocons), Visual Neglect, Oedipus Complex, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Grand Mal Seizures which could cause a person to think they see God. The finding that there may be a religious center in our brains, if true, could be a positive benefit for a society, but negative if we see the beliefs of others as a threat to us. For example, we see in the news on a regular basis the ongoing war between Israelis and Palestinians, whose gene pools are almost identical, but are separated by religion.