How do you imagine your brain works? Has it been exposed to a multiplicity of creative concoctions that depict the mind as a CPU, a symbolic interpretation of gears in a machine, or a network of cables attaching multiple nodes in a network main frame?
Today’s video comes from the channel of Lewis Howes, author of the book and host of the podcast School of Greatness, who interviews Dr. Rahul Jandial, MD, PhD, a dual-trained brain surgeon and neuroscientist who is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at City of Hope in Los Angeles, California, who sheds light on the common misconceptions portraying the brain as being “wired” for some sort of skill or talent.
Dr. Rahul Jandial uses words like arborization and pruning to describe the functionalities of the brain just as they are used in science journals and emphasizes that it’s more accurate to view the brain and it’s millions of electrical impulses as members of an orchestra or players on a football team, where roles of thought specifically (not baseline functions) are not tied to any one specific part of the brain. And, that thoughts may be imagined as being more similarly to how birds in a flock move together and can roll over each, describing how thoughts flow or “float through the ether our minds” and, by thinking of it this way, enables us to realize that something new is possible every day.
A combination of neural science and thought-provoking ideologies to re-imagine the world we live in, or rather the world we perceive ourselves to be in, makes this more than hour and a half long video worth a revisit to watch in pieces if the single more-than-hour-long-session prevents you from even wanting to start. But you don’t have to take my word for it, catch it right here or on YouTube: