The Science section of today’s edition of The Telegraph features a story about how a form of ‘wi-fi’ connects human brains. This phenomenon is known as The Interbrain, and is based on the research of Professor Digby Tantum, a clinical professor of psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield.
Reading this article helped fill in some blanks on my own theory of culture, and how it manifests within people. I would like to develop a paper, after putting finishing touches on a different (current) thesis, that comes at this very same idea from a different angle. I already believe that we are wired together, and I have a lot to say on this subject. This only confirms some of my suspicions.
If you have not read today’s article from The Telegraph, do so. It helps to explain aspects of our social nature. Here is a passage I found particularly pertinent.
Prof Tantum believes that the communication between brains may happen as an ‘inadvertent leak’ and it may be linked to smell. Areas of the brain which have the most activity of neurons are located in the prefrontal cortex, and are linked with smelling. They also are situated where they follow the gaze.
Our social nature may be linked to smell? I am willing to go out on a limb with a detail of my own theory. I think the word ‘may’ is not necessary. But in order to explain this, I will have to first explain how similar we are to social insects. In my younger days, before i lost my strength, I was a beekeeper (among other things). I had the chance to study bees, and later ants, up close and personal. Those experiences have remained with me. I look at human behavior through a lens formed during those years.
I have not abandoned my NaNoWriMo project. I have only set it aside for the time being. When i finish the project i started 36 years ago — only days from doing so — I will have more time for that, and this blog, and maybe talking about some things that Professor Digby Tantum is introducing to the world. His ideas allow me to begin discussing my own. Many of which bleed over into spirituality and its various forms of religious manifestations throughout history.
Have a wonderful day.