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This is stupid. The problem with psychology, a historical problem that still exists to this day, is it's reliance on man made creations to explain internal processes and structures.

When psychology first started out in the late 1800s, Structuralism was the first "branch" if you will of the field of psychology. They believed the brain is made up of structures. The design of the clock was the foundation for the "design" of the brain. The brain was mechanistic, like clockwork, made up of individual structures that define the brain itself.

Then when Darwin appeared and evolution became the craze, Functionalism became the thing in psychology. The brain is all about processes. Since evolution is an eternal process of living things adapting to their environment, then us human beings must be part of it. Therefore, the brain is that which adapts us to the environment.

Now today's modern drivel, since the 60s when cognitive psychology became the thing, we now compare brains to computers.

This makes no sense. We do not fully understand our brains. Comparing them to things we create and comprehend is not only stupid but gives out false information.

In 30-40 years there'll be a new stupid comparison to the brain and people will look back on this and laugh the same way modern psychologists laugh at phrenology yet are so arrogant that their own beliefs aren't just as false.
Do you even study up on how a neuron fires and reacts to other neurons. It's closely related to how a silicone gate works only X more complex.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1111117196555

It's been proven that neural networks can process things with mechanical input/output. So why not believe that it is structured closely to what we have faithfully created. We tried to model the logic of a computer after the logic we use, it isn't impossible to think that there might be a connection or pattern.

Not to mention we have found that certain parts of the brain are designed to do certain functions. Now if that part gets damaged it can be changed, just as every brain is slightly different. However it is very weird that a lot of the brain acts the same way across humans. If you look at an fMRI you would see that, which makes us wonder if there is a logical (semi) structure to the brain.

It's a very advanced chemical computer and we are getting very close to understanding it.
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More volts+push the multiplier and FSB!
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Good thing I upgraded to a 22nm brain.
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Perhaps there's a reason to our limitations...
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The problems with ADD/ADHD are kind of masked. A lot of it is thought to deal with low dopamine levels. This effects a lot of things, one of the major ones being emotional status (depressed vs non) and the ability to actively concentrate. So not only do you lack the ability to stay focused, you lack the motivation to be focused. Hence why a lot of ADD/ADHD users tend to abuse drugs. To help deal with both, as well as the depression that can be caused by ADD/ADHD and it's symptoms. It's more related to depression than the other diseases related to low dopamine levels as well as you often find other chemical deficiencies.
I used to "hit the sauce" pretty hard and always drank alone, so I definitely could see that being true from a personal perspective. Took me just a few weeks to get into the Triple Jack & Coke rituals every night, took me 3 years to stop.
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Perhaps there's a reason to our limitations...
Your right. We all descended from highly intellectual beings that eventually created a world that was too dangerous for everyone so we sent a colony of people to another planet (earth) with lower overclocked brains so that society would continue.



I loled at a lot of these messages

Nice article. And some really interesting discussion, disregarding the troll posts


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Do you even study up on how a neuron fires and reacts to other neurons. It's closely related to how a silicone gate works only X more complex.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1111117196555

It's been proven that neural networks can process things with mechanical input/output. So why not believe that it is structured closely to what we have faithfully created. We tried to model the logic of a computer after the logic we use, it isn't impossible to think that there might be a connection or pattern.

Not to mention we have found that certain parts of the brain are designed to do certain functions. Now if that part gets damaged it can be changed, just as every brain is slightly different. However it is very weird that a lot of the brain acts the same way across humans. If you look at an fMRI you would see that, which makes us wonder if there is a logical (semi) structure to the brain.

It's a very advanced chemical computer and we are getting very close to understanding it.
Wow that article shows that artificial intelligence really is possible. It seems to me that if the organism had external stimulation then it could become an advanced organism by itself as it continues to learn. Or it needs more brain cells to begin with.
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Your right. We all descended from highly intellectual beings that eventually created a world that was too dangerous for everyone so we sent a colony of people to another planet (earth) with lower overclocked brains so that society would continue.
Wouldn't that be underclocked?
    
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bottlenecks? need upgrades?
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Looks I need to run CCleaner for muh brain.
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Perhaps there's a reason to our limitations...
Probably overheating. Liquid cooling our brains apparently isn't enough.
 
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