A curious conversation on the brain & body
June 15, 2017
In this episode, Angie informally interviews her fellow co-host, Haley Campbell-Gross, to discuss what she has learned from recent interviews, as well as what she has discovered while researching the complexity of the human brain. Angie and Haley also share their excitement about starting a new series on the complexity of the brain and body, which leads them into a discussion about all the factors, like biology, history, and culture, which influence our lives as humans.
Quotes from this episode:
"Why is the brain subdivided at all? The reason is that when aspects of the world around us are partially independent, it is much better to store and act on them using partially independent parts of the brain. This is an important part of understanding how systems should be organized. It demonstrates why and how the function of the system dictates its structure. In particular, it explains the essential role of substructure, subdivision and specialization by functional segregation in subdivisions." - Yaneer Bar-Yam, Making Things Work
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