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."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.
[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.]