I’m reading a book by Carl Zimmer about how the discovery of the brain (really only 350 years ago!) violently shook up peoples’ prevailing understandings of the soul and the self — still does, of course. I’ve had a head-spinning, heart-spinning day. On days like this, I find neuroscience to be both comforting and chilling — I actually caught myself wondering whether a frontal lobotomy might make my mind more peaceful! Instead, I made a milkshake and did nice things for people.

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