Day 3: Neuroscience
July 5, 2008 by Dr. Ken Tangen
Although some areas of psychology look at behaviors and cognitions from a broad perspective, other approaches try to understand the specifics of what happens on a nerual level.
The brain is composed of two hemispheres with multiple lobes. Think of the brain as two super-computers connected by a super-fast network. Each lobe has specific functions it performs but the brain also operates as a whole.
People like to say we only use 10% of our brain but that’s simply not true. Anything the body doesn’t use is discarded. We use all parts of the brain. We might not use it wisely but that’s a problem for philosophy, not neuroscience.