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What has always surprised me when I walk into a bookstore is the number of books that you can find that are written with certainty.…
The same stimuli in the world can be inducing very different experiences internally and it’s probably based on a single change in a gene. What…
I know one lab that studies nicotine receptors and all the scientists are smokers, and another lab that studies impulse control and they’re all overweight.
Your brain is built of cells called neurons and glia – hundreds of billions of them. Each one of these cells is as complicated as…
There are an infinite number of boring things to do in science.
Part of the scientific temperament is this tolerance for holding multiple hypotheses in mind at the same time.
My dream is to reform the legal system over the next 20 years.
I think the first decade of this century is going to be remembered as a time of extremism.
I always bounce my legs when I’m sitting.
As an undergraduate I majored in British and American literature at Rice University.
I spent my adult life as a scientist, and science is, essentially, the most successful approach we have to try and understand the vast mysteries…
What we find is that our brains have colossal things happening in them all the time.
There are always wonderful mysteries to confront.
People wouldn’t even go into science unless there was something much bigger to be discovered, something that is transcendent.
Every week I get letters from people worldwide who feel that the possibilian point of view represents their understanding better than either religion or neo-atheism.
The three-pound organ in your skull – with its pink consistency of Jell-o – is an alien kind of computational material. It is composed of…
We don’t really understand most of what’s happening in the cosmos. Is there any afterlife? Who knows.
My lab and academic work fill my day from about 9 am to 7 p.m. Then I zoom out the lens to work on my…
I’m using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human – it turns out that it’s a…
Neuroscience over the next 50 years is going to introduce things that are mind-blowing.
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