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  • Rotem shared from The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
    Unfortunately, though, the case for localizationism was soon exaggerated. It went from being a series of intriguing correlations (observations that damage to specific brain areas led to the loss of specific mental functions) to a general theory that declared that every brain function had only one hardwired location—an idea summarized by the phrase “one function, one location,” meaning that if a part was damaged, the brain could not reorganize itself or recover that lost function.
    Note: intersting
  • Rotem shared from Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum by Jane Espenson
    unique, specific human body is an integral aspect of identity, not to be forgotten or left behind.
  • Rotem shared from Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum by Jane Espenson
    Everybody’s programmed, Boyd.” Topher’s remarks may never have aired on television, but the notion that everyone within the world of Dollhouse was a Doll—and thus imprinted by the world around them—was prevalent in the show.
  • Rotem shared from She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor
    am Richard II, know ye not that?” Elizabeth sharply remarked in response to Shakespeare’s meditation on the nature of kingship.)
    Note: I love Elizabeth the first
  • Rotem shared from Requiem for a Dream: A Novel by Hubert Selby Jr.
    I believe that to pursue the American Dream is not only futile but self-destructive because ultimately it destroys everything and everyone involved with it. By definition it must, because it nurtures everything except those things that are important: integrity, ethics, truth, our very heart and soul. Why? The reason is simple: because Life/life is giving, not getting.