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.

Excerpt:

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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