Mapping the brain, a solution to the Boston bombing?

MONTREAL, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  

Obama's $100 million brain mapping project and the Boston bombing

 by Ariane Page

President Obama announced that $100 million will be put aside for the mapping of the brain. Although Europe and U.S.A. are both doing this – in a new type of space-race – such research can only give us a limited understanding of the brain if we solely use the linear approach we have been using thus far.   "The brain does not operate continuously but discontinuously." (György Buzsaki, Rhythms of the Brain, (New York: Oxford University Press, 115).We need to understand the model behind the functioning of the brain as different gender, age groups,even individual willl use different brain structures towards a same goal. Then yes, the Boston bombing and similar events will be understood and we will have the power to change things and thus way to prevent further catastrophes.


Let's give here an example of how this model works:

We possess brain structures in charge of error monitoring. When these are inefficient, we may believe that everything is fine with us, and believe problems only exist for some other individuals unable to cope with society and not within ourselves. Nevertheless, widespread and soon to become endemic, depression is one of many symptoms of this failing system shouting: "wake up, there is something really wrong." Depression is not only the problem of some isolated individuals; it also may express a general problem within society. In this case, depressed individuals could be compared to the canaries miners would bring into mineshafts.  Their death warned of dropping levels of oxygen.

We also have brain structures in charge of analysis, which, looking at our technological advancement, are clearly functioning quite well. However, since we are  globally lacking a correctly functioning error monitoring system, our analytical systems might sometimes work independently and on a false basis.

This failing system will therefore believe as rational and true anything that it can follow in a linear fashion. It can end up pardoning psychopaths and dismissing rape and terrorist activities.  Examples abound in the recent news. These two elements of underdeveloped or inefficient monitoring system and wrong analytical system are linked and they sprout from  social and educational choices we are making day in and day out. These in turn originate from an immature brain and are now starving and blocking the development of aspects of our brain which define us as human.

Only if we understand the dynamic model behind the brain, walk through all the brain aspects, learn what they represent and reintegrate all of them to work together within our psyche and within society will we find a project and direction for our lives which will not only heal us (and our environment of which we are an expression) but free us by unblocking the path to our evolution.

With Isis Code, the reader embarks on an inner pilgrimage through the different aspects of the human brain as well as through the reality of the physical, emotional, mental and social dimensions of human life. This in turn allows these to work as a unit in his psyche and  highlights the obesity and tyrannic stance of our analytical mind as well as the blockages a  strictly consumerist civilisation has globally imposed on our brain, perceptions and relationships.

Ariane Page can be contacted at .  Her website is and she is also on facebook Isis Code/facebook. She is a consultant in LIFE biosystem applications and wrote Isis Code Revelations from Brain Research and Systems Science on the Search for Human Perfection and Happiness.

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