Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Understanding the Brain

I am struggling trying to understanding my child’s brain—to say nothing of my own. Now I wonder if it’s a waste of time. Can we ever understand the brain?

I like a quote by Emerson M. Pugh:  If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.” I doubt anyone will ever completely understand his or her own brain much less the brain of someone else. Remember, every brain on the planet is slightly different and unique. I keep studying because everything I do learn and can understand has been of benefit to me. Daniel G. Amen, MD, apparently has a similar perspective because he has been quoted as saying: “ I believe it benefits almost everyone to know as much as possible about how his or her own brain works.” So I keep at it!

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