Aug 24, 2012


This CEREBRART work interprets allegorically the Reflection phase. Socrates said that in order to lead a balanced life one must, "know thyself." Above all, reflect your life for "the unexamined life is not worth living". Not an easy task. The brain mechanisms mediating the ways in which the self can be known are extremely complex and include medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC). Like people who risk blindness by looking directly at the sun rather than at its reflected image in the water, Socrates appended, he had risked blinding his soul by trying to cognize the essence directly.

Nevertheless, Socrates reflected. And it was for this reason that the oracle proclaimed him to be the wisest of men.


  1. ...reflected darkness...

  2. The most important are functional interactions between the medial prefrontal cortex and the lateral prefrontal cortex!