It is interesting the different facets that make up What Is Me. Our brains meld many different distinct facets into one package and makes it all appear seamless to us. We think that there is just one us. Is it important to recognise the different components? Perhaps not, but I find it interesting.
I had noticed during a few life episodes of extreme emotional stress (this recent episode not being one of them surprisingly) I have witnessed a temporary split in two of the most basic functions.
There is a logical me, and an emotional me. During normal times, this is not apparent. I think that it only shows itself when the two aspects disagree with each other. It did not take long for these two things to get brought back in line with each other. I think that a healthy brain works very hard at getting the different parts in line. How many other people have witnessed this? I’m not talking about voices, just feelings.
Brain researchers can now see that the brain has unique sections that specialize in performing different tasks. Sometimes, when one function is underused or underdeveloped such as occurs in blind or deaf people, those underused portions can be employed to help with other functions. Thus, one can come to the conclusion that measuring intelligence with a single number might not portray an accurate picture. We all developed different specialties.
Actually, this is not the article that I set out to write. It started with the observation of a change in a different sense of self. My recently muscular and athletic legs are now getting skinny and my feet are getting flabby. I think that my brain is divorcing them. To a slight extent, I do not look at them as me anymore.
Not much useful knowledge here, but interesting.