What the brain will do

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's a funny thing what the brain will do with memories and how it will treasure them and finally bring them into odd juxtapositions with other things, as though it wanted to make a design, or get some meaning out of them, whether you want it or not, or even see it.
Loren Eiseley, quoted by Carl Klaus, in The Made-Up Self


Lilian Nattel said...

Humans are hardwired to see patterns. It's wonderful and sometimes ludicrous.

Hannah said...

And its even more interesting now that we're finding out the ways in which our neurological hardwiring underpins these strange and often wonderful pairings of memory.

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