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New Scientist allows us to know that Brain science is drowning in uncertainty.

No surprise, considering this:

“We have a hundred billion neurons in each human brain,” said Nicholas Spitzer, a neurobiologist and co-director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California-San Diego (which is partnering with The Atlantic on this event). “Right now, the best we can do is to record the electrical activity of maybe a few hundred of those neurons. …

Which is just the beginning of the problems. Many neurons rewire, so if the brain is an ocean, perhaps they are like schools of fish. Where are they? Not in one exact, unchanging location, usually. And we are not even talking about the mind-brain interface here.

And if New Scientist is actually admitting it (paywall), well,

Mayday. Mayday. Mayday.

2 Replies to “Glub. Glub. Glub.

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    Mung says:

    How many neurons does it take to produce a mind? Does it just happen at some magic number?

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    Robert Byers says:

    Since it could only be that our brain must travel along conduits to relay thoughts to our body then neurons are not evidence that they are what our mind is made of. Just a option or a line pf reasoning.
    If we were just souls we also would have these neurons but unrelated to our thinking mind.

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