I took this photograph in a Kyoto temple. The inspiration came from M. C. Escher's painting, Three Worlds. It was used in creating the cover for my first book.


"I can best illustrate this conception of nervous action by picturing the brain as the surface of a lake."
[from p.153 of Lashley, K.S., (1951), The problem of serial order in behavior. In L.A. Jeffries (Ed.), Cerebral mechanisms in behavior: The Hixon Symposium. New York: Wiley.]
The rest of that quote from Lashley is not really relevant to how (I think) the brain works, but I could not resist the beauty of the simile.
back to the EEP home page.

Last modified on Thu Aug 9 12:02:36 2007