There is no doubt that brain research is one of the most exciting frontiers in medicine, and our knowledge doubles every few years. The problem isn't about the data, but about overstepping and making too may claims about what the data are telling us about ourselves.
It's very good news that you are not your brain, because when your mind finds its true power, the result is healing, inspiration, insight, self-awareness, discovery, curiosity, and quantum leaps in personal growth.
Patrick Kennedy is challenging scientists to see "innerspace" as the new frontier, a moonshot into the mind to explore brain circuitry and impaired genes and to develop research that can be translated into therapies and cures for all brain disorders.
In the following posts I'll suggest a new synthesis that takes the most basic aspects of brain function to show that the era of higher brain function has arrived, awaiting only how you and I choose to participate.