week 3

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Response to Lehrer’s “Eureka Hunt”

Jonah Lehrer subtitles his article “The Eureka Hunt”, “Why do good ideas come to us when they do?” For example, why did Wag Dodge come up with the idea to light a fire in order to save him from another in a fleeting, deciding moment? Mark Jung-Beeman, a cognitive neuroscientist at Northwestern University, has been … Continue reading


Inseparable, or Could conjoined twins share a mind?, Susan Dominus dives much of the article with the girl’s situation as separate people with shared senses. Dominus gives specific cases where the girls’ are shown to be different entities in the world, but she also has the girls’ represented as one of the most connected existences. … Continue reading

ACE Exercise

The girls share a most unique bond,exchanging and experiencing each others sensory stimulus, almost as one. But even as they’re so connected, the twins exhibit clear signs of individuality. The question is asked, “What pronoun captures that?” This hints at the struggle the twins may have in defining their identity. As a question, the reader is imparted a sense … Continue reading


In the article, “Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?” author Susan Dominus describes twins Krista and Tatiana as unique, craniopagus conjoined twins with an exciting ability to connect with one another on a deeper level than the average human ever could. Surprisingly, Krista and Tatiana’s condition is not viewed by their family as what would commonly be seen as a … Continue reading


In her article “Could Conjoined Twins Share A Mind?”, Susan Dominus describes the household of an average family with one minor quirk- two of their daughters are conjoined at the head. The twins, she learns, suffer from a malformation known as craniopagus, and as she spends time with the family, we are given a dual … Continue reading

Could conjoined twins share a mind…. Quotes

Susan Dominus shows in the article entitled “Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?” how even though twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan suffer from craniopagus they are still normal is when she writes “Neither girl could draw the letter X, but if there were a standardized test for grasping with toes, the Hogan twins would surely come up … Continue reading


Dominus uses questions to get the reader involved with the article. After analyzing the intel given by Todd Feinberg, she asks, “What pronoun captures that?”, regarding the fact that the craniopagus twins are both one person and two people at the same time. This question clearly does not have a proper answer, but summarizes the … Continue reading

ACE Paragraph

Susan Dominus explains how the twins, although challenged, are able to overcome adversity in a number of ingenuitive ways. She recalls a situation in which the girls dropped a crayon, and she reached for it in an attempt to help them. However, she finds the crayon already retrieved, with Krista explaining the she used her foot. Dominus then … Continue reading

ACE Twinship

Krista and Tatiana Hogan share a thalamus therefore they share a mind. “In these girls, they’re linked, yet each acts as a whole. It’s like a force of nature—the brain wants to unify(Dominus).” The author Susan Dominus extrapolates this analogy to further explain how connected the twins are. Do the twins share a mind or … Continue reading

ACE in class practice

 Because of the Hogan twins’ condition, their brain development is set behind for about a year. “Neither girl could draw the letter X, but if there were a standardized test for grasping with toes, the Hogan twins would surely come up in the 99th percentile.” Through every day mistakes they found out that grabbing things this their … Continue reading