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Variations Within the Structure of the Brain

I was personally very interested in the discussions that we had about the morphological differences that exist between not only the brains of different species, but also between those of different genders within organisms of the same species.  What is most perplexing to me is the stimulus which causes these differences.  The traditional scientific approach would lead one to believe that this morphological change was sparked by a chance mutation in one’s genetic makeup.  However, what is to say that one’s thinking and own collection of thoughts was not the impetus for this change in morphology.  By pushing the brink of one’s traditional means of thinking or attempting to focus one’s mental capacities in particular ways, could an individual alter the physical structure of his or her brain.   From the discussions that we have had thus far in class, I am convinced that this may be entirely possible.     

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