Synapses of Wisdom
Scientists have discovered that when faced with difficult moral situations, the brain responds by balancing primitive functions such as pleasure, aggresion, and fear with more "higher learning" areas of compassion, tolerance, and self-awareness.
Their findings claim that a greater awareness of choice or free will are managed by specific communications within the brain, which suggests that those suffering from addictions and obesity simply may not be wired for enough "conscious thought."
Dilip Jeste, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of California, believes these studies "could potentially lead to developing interventions for enhancing wisdom." What scientists fail to question is the "process" of wisdom itself; that perhaps through effort and conscious growth, more advanced communication within the brain can be naturally developed.Tweet