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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.


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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