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(Guardian)   "Folk neuroscience" is part of how we talk about ourselves now, but much of what passes as knowledge is inaccurate   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 20
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2013-03-04 12:58:12 PM
otherwise know as "Why do people believe a hastily put together photoshopped email attachment than actual research"
 
2013-03-04 12:59:17 PM
I don't have the attention span to read that.
 
2013-03-04 01:03:40 PM
Things like this are what happen when we only use 25% of our brains.
 
2013-03-04 01:06:09 PM
All of this talk of brains is making me hungry.
 
2013-03-04 01:11:07 PM
That article was too full of brainjistu for me to follow.
 
2013-03-04 01:28:05 PM
Sounds like the author needs to get audited to get rid of his negative thetans.
 
2013-03-04 01:37:13 PM
can we just fast forward this thread to the "Time Cube" level of mental dilusion and take off from there?
 
2013-03-04 01:37:56 PM
Pete Townsend swore at a little girl?  What would make his brain do such a thing?

/on the sidebar
 
2013-03-04 02:33:13 PM
My take on the article: Popular neuroscience is incorrect, but I'm not going to go into specifics on which popular takes are incorrect or why they're incorrect. Take my word for it; I'm a neuropsychologist.
 
2013-03-04 02:46:58 PM

SMB2811: Things like this are what happen when we only use 25% of our brains.


I think we only use 25% of our hearts.
 
2013-03-04 04:00:01 PM

draypresct: My take on the article: Popular neuroscience is incorrect, but I'm not going to go into specifics on which popular takes are incorrect or why they're incorrect. Take my word for it; I'm a neuropsychologist.


I'll give you a few popular neuroscience bullshiat statements for free:

"We only use ten percent of our brains"
"You need to use your right brain more"
"It's not a mental illness it's a chemical imbalance"
"A reduction in cholinergic cortical innervation and consequent drop in LTP as a result of basal ganglia cell degeneration is the principal pathophysiology underlying the memory deficits observed in Alzheimer's disease"

I snuck a real one in.
 
2013-03-04 04:07:06 PM

Tigger: draypresct: My take on the article: Popular neuroscience is incorrect, but I'm not going to go into specifics on which popular takes are incorrect or why they're incorrect. Take my word for it; I'm a neuropsychologist.

I'll give you a few popular neuroscience bullshiat statements for free:

"We only use ten percent of our brains"
"You need to use your right brain more"
"It's not a mental illness it's a chemical imbalance"
"A reduction in cholinergic cortical innervation and consequent drop in LTP as a result of basal ganglia cell degeneration is the principal pathophysiology underlying the memory deficits observed in Alzheimer's disease"

I snuck a real one in.



Um . . . I'm sure I'd be able to figure this out if I'd listened to enough Mozart as a child . . . is it c)?

/OK, I knew that the first two were incorrect.
//I'm a little curious about the the chemical imbalance one - are you saying that a chemical imbalance _is_ a type of mental illness, or are you saying something else?
///Not a neurosciencer.
 
2013-03-04 04:15:10 PM
because "armchair psychology" sounds so antiquated.
 
2013-03-04 04:26:47 PM
There are magic gnomes in my head that make me do things! Fortunately these gnomes are just neurons, so I'm not responsible because it's just my body doing these things, my wicked, sinful body, and not my luminous soul.
 
2013-03-04 04:27:43 PM
Certainly opens lots of exciting opportunities for con men.

/got100% organic, homeopathic, neuro-plastic nuthin'
 
2013-03-04 04:58:33 PM

mutterfark: Certainly opens lots of exciting opportunities for con men.

/got100% organic, homeopathic, neuro-plastic nuthin'


The most powerful Placebo on the market!

/actually saw that in an ad once.
 
2013-03-04 05:57:53 PM
I thought it said "Talk TO ourselves" and I was going to post one of the AMAZING fliers I've seen downtown about how the voices you hear in your head totally AREN'T a normal part of your brain's workings, but are actually [insert whatever sitting President's name is]'s SATELLITES that are BEAMING ORDERS into your brain!!
 
2013-03-04 10:42:30 PM

SoupJohnB: Pete Townsend swore at a little girl?  What would make his brain do such a thing?

/on the sidebar


There's probably some sort of psychology at work behind crabby old people. But who does he think he is?

/I really want to know
// who who... who who
 
2013-03-05 12:35:27 AM

djscram: SMB2811: Things like this are what happen when we only use 25% of our brains.

I think we only use 25% of our hearts.


I only use 25% of my penis.

/that's just how I roll
 
2013-03-05 06:46:22 AM

r1chard3: mutterfark: Certainly opens lots of exciting opportunities for con men.

/got100% organic, homeopathic, neuro-plastic nuthin'

The most powerful Placebo on the market!

/actually saw that in an ad once.


So they were really small pills (or maybe capsules), you take two at a time, and they are really expensive with a very swish looking box and lots of warnings not to take too many?

/going from memory on what makes placebos more effective, some might be wrong
 
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