Brain implant made of silk could stop epilepsy

Brain implant made of silk could stop epilepsy

Pretty amazing the things that basic research finds.

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Brain imaging is making a stir, shedding a skeptical light on dual-process theory

Brain imaging is making a stir, shedding a skeptical light on dual-process theory

People should be aware that imaging technologies are in their infancy, and a lot of the research may have faulty assumptions.  Especially surrounding dual-process theory.

It’s the metaph…

It’s the metaphoric equivalent of asking a known con man for his self-appraisal. The road to a better understanding of the mind should begin with a healthy dose of humility and skepticism. Question your methodology and your motivation. Recognize when you have reached the limits of your data and have moved into the realm of speculation. Despite the demands of the media, avoid the urge to publish premature or oversimplified conclusions. Above all, keep in mind the unavoidable philosophical limits of neuroscience.

You argue that neuroscience is different from other sciences because the mind is both the subject of investigation and the instrument with which neuroscientists investigate the mind. Perhaps it isn’t the most reliable arrangement….

 

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/06/neuroscience_needs_its_einstein/