Machinery of the “Brain”

I have been reading this book called Tell-a-tale Brain from V. S. Ramachandran. I must say that his books are just as pleasing to read as it is to listening to his talks. The book brings together the author’s findings from several years of research about the human brain. With interesting tales, research findings and personal opinions – VSR takes the reader on a nice tour of the human brain. I bought the book after listening to his talks on TED. I read the book from cover to cover as quickly as possible when I read it for the first time. The idea was to get a really quick gist of it. I am reading over it in more detail for the second time around now and I am sure I will read it again and again in the years to come. With every read, the mystery of the brain deepens and it is quite thrilling to know about one’s own brain. Continue reading “Machinery of the “Brain””

Fatherhood

On June 14, 2011 (7:28 PM) – my wife gave birth to a baby boy in Pushya Hospital, Shimoga. Our lives have undoubtedly changed for ever. The moment of birth is magical, unexplainable, un-expressable. Words fall short when I begin to articulate my experience of the process of child birth or when I begin to articulate what my wife and I were feeling when our boy was born. Almost any achievement or progress or creativity that I have seems small in front of the miracle of birth that nature has executed for us.