Friday, July 29, 2005
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & THE TRIUNE BRAIN
Check out this website for a great, quick rundown on the triune brain. It's also an example of the concept "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," which is fractal-ish as well. (Browse the site while you're there for some interesting theories.)
"Ontogeny is the development of a fetus from fertilization of the egg through the birth of the individual; it applies to any species. Phylogeny is the evolutionary sequence of living beings, starting with single-celled organisms and proceeding all the way to homo sapiens. The process of development of a fetus begins with the single-celled egg that recapitulates the very first living creatures, and then develops through the multi-celled higher forms of life to something that looks rather like the amphibians of the early history of life, and continues on until the creature hatches or is born."
Posted by Susan Dunn, M.A. at 7:38 AM