Of Two Minds

i-75fa6f7cebb4145668724f37f5a52b36-steve_icon_medium.jpg This is actually pretty much the most useful and accurate infographic I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Thank goodness this appears on an article highlighting the brain region responsible for decoding sarcasm.


Now that you’ve seen this amazing infographic you know exactly how sarcasm happens in the brain and what area is responsible…. AND!!! that area is lighting up right now as you read this very deep and meaningful post. As a matter of fact after reading this post you might have an aneurysm originating in your right ventromedial prefrontal gyrus. I apologize for the brain deadness I might have caused from reading this post. However, it’s not as bad as it could be… just read the bbc news article that the infographic came from ?

I haven’t had a chance to read the real journal article yet… maybe I’ll do that and get back to you guys.

HT: Eamon


  1. #1 Kagehi
    June 3, 2008

    So.. Which part of this brain is missing in fundamentalists? 😉

  2. #2 Brian
    June 4, 2008

    umm… i’d guess all of them are missing.

  3. #3 caynazzo
    June 4, 2008

    I sent the above cartoon over email to some neuroscientists, which is kinda ironic since sarcasm doesn’t translate well across email.

  4. #4 Michael Moncur
    June 4, 2008

    I thought the brain area involved in sarcasm was “Shatner’s Bassoon”. Or maybe the Crockus.

  5. #5 Arielsigma
    August 14, 2008

    Very nice.

  6. #6 tichy
    January 10, 2010

    Does anyone know how to cure someone that has to take seroquel to function somewhat normally, When the brain has suffered an attack an is considered somewhat “brain dead” is there something natural instead of drugs that eventually cause more damage in the end?

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