Introduction: The Undervalued Power of Inquiry
In a world where knowledge is power, the ability to question effectively stands as a profound skill. Yet, in our current society, the essence of true philosophical thought is often overshadowed by the mundane rituals of standard education. Here, we delve into the contrasts and implications of this reality.
The Human Brain: Evolution and Modernity
Over the last 3000 years, a little-known fact remains: our brains have gradually become smaller. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t a simple result of modern lifestyles requiring less brainpower. My book, ‘Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress,’ proposes a strikingly different viewpoint, focusing on the critical role of diet, particularly the exclusion of wild mushrooms, in this cerebral evolution.
Connecting to Autism: A Growing Concern
A startling statistic has emerged in recent decades: a nearly fivefold increase in autism diagnoses. This surge, often unaddressed in public discourse, raises crucial questions about our understanding and response to this condition.
The Visual Cortex Hypothesis
My hypothesis suggests a unique connection between the overstimulation of the visual cortex, due to relentless media exposure, and the resultant imbalances in brain function. This constant visual bombardment, I propose, leads to the compression of other critical brain areas, altering our neural networks in unforeseen ways.