Skip to comments.A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain
Posted on 10/19/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
If you move the view to the side, however, you can see the top and bottom parts of the brain, demarcated largely by the Sylvian fissure, the crease-like structure named for the 17th-century Dutch physician who first described it. The top brain comprises the entire parietal lobe and the top (and larger) portion of the frontal lobe. The bottom comprises the smaller remainder of the frontal lobe and all of the occipital and temporal lobes.
Our theory's roots lie in a landmark report published in 1982 by Mortimer Mishkin and Leslie G. Ungerleider of the National Institute of Mental Health. Their trailblazing research examined rhesus monkeys, which have brains that process visual information in much the same way as the human brain. Hundreds of subsequent studies in several fields have helped to shape our theory, by researchers such as Gregoire Borst of Paris Descartes University, Martha Farah of the University of Pennsylvania, Patricia Goldman-Rakic of Yale University, Melvin Goodale of the University of Western Ontario and Maria Kozhevnikov of the National University of Singapore.
This research reveals that the top-brain system uses information about the surrounding environment (in combination with other sorts of information, such as emotional reactions and the need for food or drink) to figure out which goals to try to achieve. It actively formulates plans, generates expectations about what should happen when a plan is executed and then, as the plan is being carried out, compares what is happening with what was expected, adjusting the plan accordingly.
The bottom-brain system organizes signals from the senses, simultaneously comparing what is being perceived with all the information previously stored in memory. It then uses the results of such comparisons to classify and interpret the object or event, allowing us to confer meaning on the world.
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My brain seems to have a gun department instead of power tool one.
Plus, liberals seem to have pustules of logic and rational thought.
It has been shown that the less sex a women has, the less intelligent she becomes.
Conversely the less sex a man has the more intelligent he becomes, to the point that he can master the Portuguese language, if he so desires.
This map is a fake. It has to be. My chocolate neurotransmitters are MUCH
LARGER than it shows. If they ever find a way to make meat, veggies and fruits taste like chocolate, I will weigh 900 pounds. Anyone for a Kitkat?
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So.....which brain is Obama, a top or bottom???
I’m thinking more bottom...
But they don't make and execute grand plans. By definition, such peopleincluding naturalists, pastors, noveliststypically lead lives away from the limelight. Those who rely on this mode often play a crucial role in a group; they can make sense of events and provide a bigger picture. In business, they are key members of teams, providing perspective and wisdom but not always getting credit.
This sounds a lot like personality theory which has gone in and out of popularity over the centuries (but never totally discounted). Interesting but I’m not sure I’m buying all they’re selling. Their examples are terrible. FDR give me a break.
This guy's brain doesn't look anything like your diagram ... and is located on the other end of his spine!