The lecture hall is overflowing with college students, anxious to hear the visiting brain-function specialist “tell me anything that will help me select a good career for my brain and get through college,” as one student put it.
The LED projector shows a cut-away of the human brain, pulled apart to show the three brain layers.
“Today, I will be primarily explaining the neocortex,” begins Dr Rose. “It is the largest chunk of tissue housed within the skull and constantly at work, although only a small percentage (15-20%) of its activities surface to conscious awareness.
“Notice that natural fissures divide the neocortex into left and right as well as each hemisphere, creating a total of four cerebral divisions.”
“Now, here’s where you might want to take some notes: literal or mental.”
The definition of bent fills the screen.
“Every brain born within normal limits is believed at have at least one brain bent.”
It has been referred to in terms such as aptitude, talent, innate giftedness, preference, dominance, calling, lead, or energy advantage.
This bent is innate and may be identified, developed, and honed or, unidentified and largely unused.”
Dr Rose explains that each brain is as unique as fingerprints. “Brain Bent is one way to describe the type of brain a person possesses in terms of what gets its attention most quickly and intensely, the way in which it processes specific types of information, how it manages data, andits special innate energy advantage.