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
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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