The complexity of the human brain - Head Games

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    The complexity of the human brain

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    Jun 12, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    The human brain is stupid. It has a lot more evolving to do.

    Meanwhile, technology exists that sees everything around it almost simultaneously and doesn't miss a beat.

    At least the human brain was able to achieve that. Too bad it'll replace our brains soon.

    Edit: Actually for some, it already has (smartphones).
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    "what are you doing with your lips" .....

    he was signaling meet me at my hotel later wink wink icon_twisted.gif
    lol no but seriously i love the way the human mind is so easily distracted.
    i mean if i pull my penis out every one would be shocked and at the same time they will still contenue to look because im well it would be inappropriate but there curiosity will keep them going .. and behind them someone would still there stuff while they are distracted looking it .... well thats another way how to distract some one ... i mean im not saying im going to whip out my fire fighter . its just an example that was horribly typed. icon_razz.gifso you catch my drift lol
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe human brain is stupid. It has a lot more evolving to do.

    Meanwhile, technology exists that sees everything around it almost simultaneously and doesn't miss a beat.

    At least the human brain was able to achieve that. Too bad it'll replace our brains soon.

    Edit: Actually for some, it already has (smartphones).


    I thinks thats just too much generalization. Yes the human brain does have its flaws (like randomly forgetting shit when you need to remember it or doing math calculations) but it is a truly remarkable organ. Neurons and the shape of the brain change over time when you develop a skill, for example, playing music. Let's see if my smartphone can mold itself that way. The human brain can see patterns better than any machine. These are just two examples of what is a list of a lot of examples. And we still have a lot to learn about it.
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    Jun 13, 2012 12:37 AM GMT

    Who is the host of the show?

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    Jun 13, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    If the human brain is so enormously complex, why can't we use ours to figure out exactly how it works?

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  • nappi

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    Jun 13, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIf the human brain is so enormously complex, why can't we use ours to figure out exactly how it works?



    Mostly because we use other animals to compare to ours. For instance memory in chimps is way more advanced than ours, they can remember deep number patterns while I forgot my neighbor's name and yet we still invented a cell phone, so now I know his name is Gee...

    The human brain is brilliant and evolution isn't always a good thing.
  • tautomer

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    Jun 13, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    Oooooooh how I wish I had cable!
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    Jun 13, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    I like to use lumosity.com to strengthen my brain. Found it the same year I found RJ.
  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2012 5:47 AM GMT


    Ok, yesterday, there was a pedestrian that was talking on the phone and he walked across the street at an intersection when it was green the other direction. He did not even stop for a moment to see if it was ok to go. There were many oncoming cars. He did not think about it until he was almost at the other side of the street while all the cars were stopping on a green for him.

    The show calls this intentional blindness.

    According to the show, nearly early 25% of all automobile crashes involve a driver on a cell phone. I wonder what the statistics are when you add pedestrians to it as well.
  • bischero

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    Jul 02, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    I'm always amazed by the comments on this site from people who are so willing to disregard the brain and its sheer complexity and how amazing it really is. It's doing its job so well that you're able to pass it off as something not amazing or unimportant.

    Go take a few neuro classes, people, it'll change your mind real quick. Or you can just read "The Tell-Tale Brain" by V. S. Ramachandran.
  • metta

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    Jul 08, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    No tangles! The human brain's connections turn out to be a an orderly 3D grid structure with no diagonals. 2D sheets of parallel fibers cross at right angles " like the warp and weft of a fabric."

    The first pictures from the most powerful brain scanner of its kind reveal an "astonishingly simple architecture." This diffusion spectrum image of a whole human brain came from the new Connectom scanner, part of the NIH's Human Connectome Project.