Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: forebrain

  • Unbent, Unbroken

    Richard D. Sontheimer Salt Lake City, USA Poet’s statement: The human midbrain is about emotion. The forebrain is about analysis. Human behavior results from a delicate conversation between the midbrain and forebrain. Medicine, primarily an analytic activity, is done largely within a data-enriched forebrain. The emotional midbrain is the ugly stepchild of medicine. Young physicians…