It’s true, we really are wired, and now we have gorgeous, multi-colored images to prove it. Okay, wait, our brains aren’t multi-colored, but the scientists who are creating these brain mapping images figured it’d be easier to sort out what goes with what, kind of like Garanimals, but for bundles of fiber. On a side note, does anyone else think that not making Garanimals for adults is a total missed opportunity? I do, and so does Ellis D. He asked this *exact* question seven years ago on Yahoo! and got nowhere, but I think it deserves far more consideration than it’s thus far been granted.
And THAT, people, is a prime example of why we need this kind of color coding to figure out what the heck is going on in our complex (and in my case, often tangential) brains. This mapping process is made extra tricky by the popular belief that our brain wiring changes after each experience. It’s no wonder people have been having a hard time understanding the causes and treatments for mental illness—we’re presenting researchers with a rapidly moving target!Continue Reading