Posts Tagged: brain

Debunking Common Cultural Misconceptions About Creativity

‘Creativity’ is today’s choicest term. And yet much mysticism has come to cloud this word over time. Unlike the illusive imagery that accompanies the pronouncement of this word – I’m thinking of hair suspended in a perpetual state of static, of feverish dances with paint on canvas, and of heads in ovens – creativity is a…read more

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About the Experience of Architecture

“We make our buildings and afterwards our buildings make us.”   In 1848, a railroad construction supervisor called Phineas Gage met with a tragic accident, lending to neuroscience perhaps its most famous case. An iron rod pierced Gage’s head, destroying much of his frontal lobe — a part of the brain that houses long term…read more

Leonard Shlain on How the Alphabet Triggered Patriarchy and Consequently, Madness

And what today’s ‘civilization of the image’ is doing to rewire our brains and restructure gender dynamics    As a hoarder of images and words, I was immediately drawn to Leonard Shlain’s book The Alphabet Versus the Goddess – a bold exploration into the interplay between words and images throughout history, and their subsequent impact on…read more