This is an illustrations from the book “The Beautiful Brain” by the Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist 1852-1934. It has just arrived by post. What a treat it will be! It showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.
Here is a link to an article in the New York Times where I first read about the book by Joanna Klein Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works.
The center drawing is very like a ‘life-map’ that people produce in the The Possible Self TPS ‘ME” workshop. Here is a bigger version of the drawing.
Imagine starting at the base of the tree from when you were born, and mapping every five-year stage of your life, all aspects from; events, people, environments, emotions, dreams etc. to the present day. What would your map look like? What shape might it be? Would the branches wrap around each other or grow separately towards the sun? Which branches flourish and which do not? Which would you prune and which would you nourish? You get the idea and the visual metaphor!
What rooting/heritage/support/nurturing system do you have?
WHICH TREE BEST REPRESENTS YOU?
THE POSSIBLE SELF, TPS SERIES, INTRODUCING YOU TO OTHER SELVES LIVING INTERESTING LIVES.
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