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My philosophy is really based on humility. I don't think we know enough to

My philosophy is really based on humility. I don't think we know enough to fix either diagnostics or therapeutics. The future of psychiatry is clinical neuroscience, based on a much deeper understanding of the brain.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far i

One of the primary reasons why the human brain has evolved to look so far into the future is so that we can take actions in the present that will bring us to a better future rather than a worse one.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

You can't be two people in your brain, one rock dude and a dad - there's so

You can't be two people in your brain, one rock dude and a dad - there's something in the middle of them, and that's really what you are and that's going to make you the best dad - not when you try to be one or the other.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain suck

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking

Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It's worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic fac

It's worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

My fingers are not as fast as my brain - which isn't that much to type home

My fingers are not as fast as my brain - which isn't that much to type home about anyway.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm not squeamish at all. As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my s

I'm not squeamish at all. As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard and cut it open and tried to look at its brain.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable ro

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain any
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

With its billions of interconnected neurons, whose interactions change from

With its billions of interconnected neurons, whose interactions change from millisecond to millisecond, the human brain is an archetypal complex system.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bo

All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuits that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

You can't change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head

You can't change who you are, but you can change what you have in your head, you can refresh what you're thinking about, you can put some fresh air in your brain.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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