Neurology: Can Man Learn to Use The Other Half of His Brain?

"I have taken all knowledge to be my province," wrote Francis Bacon. And in 1592, when most of today's complex sciences had not even been conceived, he was neither idly boasting nor wildly exaggerating. But among the many things that Bacon did not know was that despite his encyclopedic knowledge and the amazing breadth and power of his intellect, he was using little more than half his brain. Not until one short century ago did neurologists learn that one half of the brain—nearly always the left, especially in right-handed people—controls the movements...

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