Chapter 1: Here’s Some Math For You

Since we do not spend all day in a single cortex or a single hemisphere of the neocortex but flip back and forth constantly from one to the other, the secret is to be aware of the flips, to bring the deep ancestral images of the reptile brain and the fiery passions of the early mammalian brain up into the well-lit chambers of the new brain. There they can be tested both logically (in the left hemisphere) and intuitively (in the right), examined, sequenced, revised, sent back to their places of origin, if necessary, and retrieved so that the entire process can start all over again.

The result is a poem.