You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, researchers -- having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain -- can tell us how this impasse arises.
Our left hemisphere tweaks the facts and allows us to feel like we’re in charge, experiments with split-brain patients reveal. . Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
The belief in human exceptionalism, so strongly rooted in the Judeo-Christian view of the world, flies in the face of all evidence for the structural and behavioral continuity between animals and people.