By Deepak Chopra, MD
For more than a decade the media have been eagerly reporting on exciting advances in brain research and genetics, which arrive almost monthly. These areas of science have become immensely confident and hopeful. They are the finger posts to a time when age-old mysteries about human nature will be explained once and for all. I recently saw a television report on neurologists investigating the mystery of music, for example, why it exists and how we respond to it.
My reaction to this report came in two parts: fascination at the ingenuity of the research and frustration that it’s taking knowledge down the wrong path. Let me fill in both.