Re: US to launch major brain research initiative
Traditionally, neuroscientists view the brain as a computer with hardware (neuroanatomy), software (neurophysiology), and engineers (teachers and doctors). But the brain is more than just a computer, because it also has feelings and flexibility. For instance, brains have varying degrees of neuroplasticity and cognitive modification, both of which allow for self-correction via fundamental changes in beliefs and behavior. So let’s not be too concrete, literal, or reductionist in our brain research, and also include input from artists who can expand our understanding of the human condition and potential.
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