Sometimes work follows you home. Sometimes it follows you to the bar.
Above, a piece of note paper acts as a visual aid for a conversation about the nature and function of neural oscillations. One theory is that slower oscillations serve to coordinate larger and more spread apart groups of neurons, while faster oscillations reflect local coordination amongst neurons for lower-level processing .
Perhaps this image is also a good example of the mind, extended ? A quick sketch on note paper allows for outsourcing of visual working memory not just for one mind, but for onlookers as well.
It’s a process.
1. Buzsáki, G. (2006). Rhythms of the brain. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.001.0001
2. Clark, Andy & Chalmers, David J. (1998). The extended mind. Analysis 58 (1):7-19.