I’ve really been enjoying the PBS series “The Brain with David Eagleman” (here at Eagleman’s website, and here at PBS) over the last three episodes, and apparently there are a total of 6 episodes. What I’ve been seeing has prompted me to do more of my own thinking about reality, consciousness, etc.
I’m not sure how long the whole episodes will be available online, but here’s the link for the first one:
The second episode:
The third episode:
More episodes here.
For the verb draw, my dictionary lists the past tense form as drew.
So then, people named Drew, like my neighbor’s son, have a past-tense name. I wonder if having a past-tense name influences how he experiences time — maybe he only senses things that have already happened. Well, I guess we all kinda do that. (For more, see here.)
Maybe if he’d been named Draw instead, he’d be experiencing the world in present-tense? Or if he had a name like Margot, which is presumably the present tense of Mar-went?