Re: Skitzoid
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 20:08:39 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-08-08 19:08:43 EDT, I wrote:

<< >How much of the brain does it take to support the personality? Surely the
>Visual Cortex is not required for that function...nor are the areas of the

And you wrote in Replay:

That is surely false.

"The words or the language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to
play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which seem
to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear
images which can be "voluntarily" reproduced and combined. ...
The above mentioned elements are, in my case, of visual and some of muscular
type. Conventional words or other signs have to be sought for laboriously
only in a secondary stage ..." Albert Einstein, as quoted in _The Psychology
of Invention in the Mathematical Field_, by Jacques Hadamard

Hadamard presents much more evidence of this nature that visual processes
are more important than any other obvious area in the thoughts of the best
-- >>

I beleive that this argument was aired " A blind man can't

But that's not the point....provissionally conceded that the visual cortex IS
needed...but what about that part of the brain that controls how I wrinkle my
left eyelid...or that part of the brain which controls the secretion of
sweat....or that portion of the brain that........

The point is that, surely, not all the brain is required to support a
personality....and I suspect that MOST of the brain is NOT required...

And I'm curious as to which and how much.

DesMoines Ia.