@scribe - The entire universe is one energy, imho. So for me it seems fairly logical to regard it as a whole.
The relation between the left and right brain halves is similar to the way the universe itself is. So understanding the way the brain works helps when trying to understand our personal relation to the rest of the universe. The pumped energy level of the brain is there for a reason. My guess is that it helps the left side of the brain to handle the daily life problems better.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko