Nov 22, 2012


The most evolutionary ancient part of the brain, the brain stem is made up of three basic regions-midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata. Evolutionary highly conserved and the most primitive brainstem system, which extends from the spinal cord to the basal diencephalon, links the “higher-order” brain to the spinal cord and controls communication between the cerebral cortex and the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The brainstem system controls basic drives and reactions that appeared far back in evolutionary time, with the emergence of terrestrial vertebrates. E.g. many involuntary actions, such as swallowing, are controlled by nervous cells of the brain stem. Human unmotivated destructive actions may be seen as a reaction to perceived threat that is mediated by the threat-response system in the brain stem. Now, an experiment is in progress with the planet, devised to test its ability to sustain and tolerate the burden of human unmotivated and not properly reflected destructive actions. No human brain has ever openly declared this experiment or supported it, but its elementary destructive actions are nonetheless carefully planned, actively pursued and strongly supported by lots of conscious cerebral cortexes. This CEREBRART work illustrates artistically an idea that human destructive actions biologically rooted in our evolutionary ancient past may induce not only destruction of our external environment but also destruction of our own brains.


  1. ... somewhat hyperemic

  2. Well, there is some bluish/violet/red destructive venous hyperaemia - excessive accumulation of poorly oxygenated venous blood in the brain stem due partly to an obstruction in the flow of blood and partly to the neurocytes-dependent haemodynamic response. It surely exceeds a level destructive to the brain vascular wall that leads to vascular damage. Because I always use multiple visual blendings and visual metaphors in my CEREBRART works, it's rather easy to find analogies between certain parts of brain stem and certain parts of this virtual hammering destructor's somewhat empty body. Thank you for your morphological comment!

  3. interesting the thalamus looks like a human head

  4. Well done. The immense destructive property of the large hammer makes it not only the most destructive weapon but also the most creative tool... An interesting question: How the Brain Responds to the Destruction of Money?
    "Knowledge of the functional use of concrete tools, such as hammers or screwdrivers, has been associated with activation of a left hemisphere network including the posterior temporal cortex, supramarginal gyrus, inferior parietal lobule, and lateral precuneus. Here we demonstrate that observing bank notes being cut up or torn, a critical violation of their function, elicits
    activation within the same temporo-parietal network. Moreover, this activation is the
    greater the higher the value of the banknote." in Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
    2011, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1–10

  5. ... most neurons are very uptight

  6. brain chaos has always meant death and destruction.