Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I suspect that I am a plant

Every week I read something about how the chemicals in my brain decide my behaviour. I want hard to be a free will person, but I'm faced with evidence of the opposite. Today, from the New York Times (Flame First, Think Later):
"Neurological patients with a damaged orbitofrontal cortex lose the ability to modulate the amygdala, a source of unruly impulses; like small children, they commit mortifying social gaffes like kissing a complete stranger, blithely unaware that they are doing anything untoward."
For some time, I've thought of making this a recurring theme on this blog, so as to accumulate the evidence in one place and, who knows, maybe find someone who concurs.



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