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08 July 2010

Does the brain use the scientific method? (The Dana Foundation Website - 4 May 2010)

Dana_logo How do our brains make sense of the world around us?  New research suggests they make use of something like the scientific method.

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Our senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell—are bombarded with input from the ever-changing world around us. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have tried to make sense of just how our brains make sense of our environments. A neuroimaging study in the Feb. 24 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany suggests that our brain does so by a process similar to the scientific method...

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