Can a Dead Fish Prove that Modern Brain Studies Are Bunk?

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    Can a Dead Fish Prove that Modern Brain Studies Are Bunk? | Discoblog | Discover Magazine
     
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    Modern brain studies only map out the brain and look at those places that are activated with certain types of activities and emotions. While there is great similarity in mind form the differences and the actor's experience play too large a part to make this a simple reading of a mind. The human context matters, and growing up changes it too. Let's face it as much as we like to think there is a special 'thing' contained somewhere in the self, we are really just a biological creation, a brain. Wondrous for sure.

    Check out the Churchland's and Dan Dennett for some interesting stuff on mind, books and youtube.

    This piece is directly related to topic but all are great and worth a listen.

    Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other's minds | Video on TED.com

    MIRROR NEURONS AND THE BRAIN IN A VAT By V.S. Ramachandran

    Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain | Video on TED.com

    Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see | Video on TED.com

    PHD with autism.

    In Depth - In Depth: Temple Grandin - Book TV

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/health/research/03brain.html?_r=1&em

    I have lots of links books etc as I find this topic fascinating as I am always puzzled over different minds and their way of creating meaning.
     

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