— It' primary school stuff. How can you not know that?
— Well, if I ever did, I've deleted it.
— Deleted it?
— Listen. [pointing to the head] This is my hard drive, and it only makes sense to put things in there that are useful. Really useful. Ordinary people fill their heads with all kinds of rubbish. That makes it hard to get at the stuff that matters.
According to split-brain physiology, your brain is divided like a walnut into two halves.”The left half of your brain deals with logic, language, calculation, and reason, he says. This is the half people perceive as their personal identity. This is the conscious, rational, everyday basis of our reality. The right side of your brain, the doctor tells her, is the center of your intuition, emotion, insight, and pattern recognition skills. Your subconscious. “Your left brain is a scientist,” the doctor says. “Your right brain is an artist.”
— Are you doing that on purpose, or can't you make up your mind?
— That's the trouble. I can't make up my mind. I haven't got a brain. Only straw.
— How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
— I don't know. But some people without brains do a lot of talking, don't they?
— Yes, I guess you're right.