Looking into a mirror as a young child, Steven Johnson wondered, "How is that me?" We try to find that part of the brain that recognizes ones self with Montclair State University Professor Julian Keenan. Turns out: only half of your brain really knows who you are. Also, Independent radio producer Hannah Palin tells about her mother, who, after suffering an aneurism, woke up with a completely different personality. She looks the same, and has the same memories, but where did her old mother go? One possible answer: Vietnam. Later, Paul Broks continues the discussion on the fragility of the self.
Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, by Steven Johnson
The Face in the Mirror: The Search for the Origins of Consciousness, by Julian Keenan
Into The Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology, by Paul Broks