SPLIT BRAIN: ONE SIDE A BELIEVER IN GOD, THE OTHER NOT!

One of the world’s leading neuroscienctists’, VS Ramachandran highlights how complex the brain / mind correlation can be, especially when constructing ‘free will’ choices. His split brain patient with literally two separated brain hemispheres, are also split in two when it comes to believing in God or not. One of the most thought provoking brain / mind observations ever… Link to the youtube video.

Note: VS Ramachandran muddles it up slightly at the end but the message he wanted to convey was that the Left Hemisphere is a believer, while the right is an atheist. This is in line with the results of numerous split-brain studies demonstrating that the left hemisphere of the human brain functions as an interpreter or even confabulator that narrates stories to explain the unexplainable, to make sense of events and objects and to help us rationalise our choices.

Yours,

Nadia