Mind & Memory
Contents Foreword Hair loss Inuits French sailors Brushing your teeth Reading House Music Star gazing China Brain-hungry Telekinesis 1 in 7 Butterflies Baboons Flatulence String Sponge like appearance 3D
â€œEver since I can remember I have been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of meaning. What starts out as triumph soon becomes finessed into a cacophony of futility, leaving only a sense of dread and the chance of a new beginning. As subtle derivatives become transformed through undefined and academic practice, the viewer is left with a new agenda of the inaccuracies of our condition.â€? Bill . H. Tshuits
This book explores the relationship between the complexities of mind and memory. With influences as diverse as Freud and Hannah Hoch, new combinations are distilled from both traditional and modern structures.
Mind & Memory
FACT 1 Doctors have found a strong correlation between hair loss and the deterioration of memory. They believe this is due to the lack of hair cells that usually supply the brain with its nutrients.
It is an Inuit tradition for every child to be entered in to a memory contest on the year of their 5th birthday; their performance in this competition will decide their position and authority in the community.
French sailors first used the term déjà-vu as an expression of surprise. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the term was adopted to describe the sensation of experiencing a familiar event.
Not only is brushing your teeth good for your oral health, it also has a positive affect on your brain. The motion of brushing gently stimulates the brain, allowing it to work more efficiently.
FACT 5 Reading fiction novels at an early age can cause the growth of an additional segment of the brain called the â€˜Tanned Dingus Lobeâ€™. It is said to be present in 1 out of 10 human brains.
FACT 6 Doctors have proven that listening to â€˜Houseâ€™ music from a young age can improve your short-term memory.
Astronomers have proven that watching certain star formations can cause an unnatural rush of neurological activity; minorities of stargazers believe that this surge can help improve brain efficiency and increase intellect.
FACT 8 In China forgetfulness is a crime punishable by a substantial fine.
The first portrayal of the zombie was as a brain enthusiast and collector. Hollywood later adapted this to the brain-hungry beasts that we now think of today.
Telekinesis was first discovered by the Native Americans, it was originally used to herd cattle, irrigate their crops and defeat their foes.
FACT 11 1 in 7 peopleâ€™s brain is smaller than a clenched fist.
Butterflies do not have the brain capacity to store memories; instead they change the patterns on their wings to remind them of things to do before they forget.
Baboons are the only animal to have a hairy brain.
Flatulence is used in some African tribes as a display of intelligence, the higher pitched the sound the less intelligent the person is said to be.
If you were to unroll the human mind, it would be as long as a piece of string.
FACT 16 The brainâ€™s sponge like appearance allows it to soak up information better than other leading competitors.
Memory is the only word that cannot be seen in 3D.
CLB ILLUSTRATION WWW.CLBILLUSTRATION.COM PRINTED: 27/03/2012 EDITION ONE