Modern neuroimaging is like asking an astronaut in the space shuttle to look out the window and judge how America is doing.
Every atom in your body is the same quark in different places at the same moment in time.
Consciousness is the smallest player in the operations of the brain.
Love was not specified in the design of your brain; it is merely an endearing algorithm that freeloads on the leftover processing cycles.
There are always wonderful mysteries to confront.
It is only through us that God lives. When we abandon him, he dies.
We believe we’re seeing the world just fine until it’s called to our attention that we’re not.
There are an infinite number of boring things to do in science.
Neuroscience over the next 50 years is going to introduce things that are mind-blowing.
If you have certain problems with your brain but are raised in a good home, you might turn out okay. If your brain is fine and your home is terrible, you might still turn out fine. But if you have mild brain damage and end up with a bad home life, you’re tossing the dice for a very unlucky synergy.
Interestingly, schizophrenics can tickle themselves because of a problem with their timing that does not allow their motor actions and resulting sensations to be correctly sequenced.
You´re not perceiving what’s out there. You’re perceiving whatever your brain tells you.