Episode 203 – How little we know about how the brain works

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Episode 203 - How little we know about how the brain works
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Why is it that even when our brains experience a massive trauma, they can relearn how to do everything they did before.

However, at the same time, massive trauma to the brain can also lead to a change in personality. How does that work?

The word ‘Psychology’ actually means ‘study of the soul’ not ‘study of the mind’ and as a discipline, it’s only around 100 years old.

When you consider that medicine has been around in various forms for thousands of years, it’s no surprise that we still know very little about how the brain actually works,

where our thoughts or memories are stored,

or why people can change personality after a traumatic brain injury.

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About Today’s Guest Ryan O'Connor

Award Winning Actor, Director and Playwrite

Co-founder and executive director of Someone New Theatre Company, the winner of the 2019 Grace Marion Wilson Trust Award for Playwriting, and an acclaimed actor and director throughout NSW and Victoria

Ryan J O’Connor is a Geelong-based writer of original, alternative plays and prose.

He also has a thriving business that creates Dungeons and Dragons maps and characters.

He is also an excellent baker, a trained stage-combatist, a terrible gardener, and a moderately talented poker player.

He does his best writing while trying to avoid his responsibilities, but loves to tell ‘alternative’ stories: romantic comedies about Death, coming-of-age stories about old men, and science-fiction tales about mythological creatures, just to name a few.

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