Episode #583 G. Wayne Miller: Top Brain, Bottom Brain

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Moe and Wayne discuss the many surprising insights into how you think.


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G. Wayne Miller

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain

In 2006, when Daniel Pink’s epic manifesto, A Whole New Mind, became the inspiration for the creative class, the world was convinced that the twenty-first century belongs to the ‘creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers’ in essence, the right-brain thinkers. Pink shared a compelling perspective that described a future where linear and analytical thinking will no longer be sufficient to surviving, rather its the ‘right-brain qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning - increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.’ The science is persuasive, but listen to Stephen Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller and their evidence might suggest otherwise.
 
In their book, Top Brain, Bottom Brain, Kosslyn and Miller suggest that how you think is actually shaped by your different brain regions, here’s why: