Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model

September 1, 2014 10:44 PM

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Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model

It's time to make up our minds about the brain. Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain's secrets. The day cannot be far off, we are told, when the deepest mystery of all -- how the brain produces consciousness -- will be solved. At the risk of raining on everyone's parade, such a claim may be entirely wrong. Let's see why.

A recent paper, published in the prestigious journal Cell , poses a central question: "Why does a relentless stream of experiences normally fill your mind?" No one in neuroscience claims to have the answer -- yet. This is a very familiar "yet," a promissory note that says, "Stay tuned. Once we have...

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