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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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The Intersection of Neuroscience and Philosophy (Video)

Is there a science of the soul? Does how we think about the brain define how we think about ourselves?

 

Patricia Churchland, B. Phil., LLD (hon), Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy at UC San Diego, joins William Mobley, MD, PhD for a deeper look at the connections between neuroscience and philosophy.

 

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, February 14, 8:28 AM

Há muitas interseções!

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Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

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Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see. They have created the first interactive map of how the brain organizes these groupings. (...) - By Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations UC Berkeley News Center, December 19, 2012 


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Concepts and our brain

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Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa: Brain physiology limits simultaneous use of both networks

Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa: Brain physiology limits simultaneous use of both networks | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
When the brain's analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed, researchers have found.

 

'At rest, our brains cycle between the social and analytical networks. But when presented with a task, healthy adults engage the appropriate neural pathway, the researchers found.

 

The study shows for the first time that we have a built-in neural constraint on our ability to be both empathetic and analytic at the same time'


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Empathy vs. Analysis: you cannot  be both empathetic and analytic at the same moment. 

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The emergence of neuroscience to explain addiction (and everything else?)

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Raymond Tallis: Increasing claims for neuroscience – that it can locate jealousy or Muslim fundamentalism – are ludicrous


The grip of neuroscience on the academic and popular imagination is extraordinary. In recent decades, brain scientists have burst out of the laboratory into the public forum. They are everywhere, analysing and explaining every aspect of our humanity, mobilising their expertise to instruct economists, criminologists, educationists, theologians, literary critics, social scientists and even politicians, and in some cases predicting a neuro-savvy utopia in which mankind, blessed with complete self-understanding, will be able to create a truly rational and harmonious future.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, June 2, 2013 6:24 AM

Beware a neuroscientific approach to addiction is making claims its discovered it's a brain disorder, or better still a brain disease - not only is this reductionist nonsense it's a dangerously flawed foundation upon which to build drug law, policy and practice.

MildGreen Initiative's comment, June 2, 2013 4:24 PM
All that technology and we cant find how to stop people from being silly or making a mistake. And when they do, revelation! 'its a disease or worse, a brain chemical deficit'. I feel absolved just thinking about it. Curioulsy it is a very poor argument for putting people in jail for some pennance/treatment, in the mean time. I think they should put down the MRI manual and read some 'Stanton Peele'. Cool images though. The false colour is about as instructive to 'self determination' as an Andy Worhol.
Julian Buchanan's comment, June 2, 2013 7:33 PM
:) well said!
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Connectomics: Jeff Lichtman at TEDxCaltech

Jeff Lichtman is Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard. He received an A.B. from Bowdoin (1973), and an M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis (1980) where he worked for 30 years before moving to Cambridge (2004). He is a member of Harvard's newly established Center for Brain Science. Jeff's research interests revolve around the question of how mammalian brain circuits are physically altered by experiences, especially in early life. He has focused on the dramatic re-wiring of neural connections in early postnatal development. More recently his research has focused on developing new electron microscopy methods to map the entire wiring diagram of the developing and adult brain. One of the principal aims of this "connectomics" approach is to uncover the ways information is stored in neural networks. (...) 


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Our early childhood experiences shape our brain... 

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Jim Siders's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:42 PM

Practical and engaging overview of neural connections