Sadly, I haven't had a brain cell since I had children.
I believe that if your brain has to get to grips with complicated words, then you won't get Alzheimer's. I'm sure it's not true, but I do believe it.
People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations.
Action leads to Attention. that in the short-term releases Rewarding brain chemicals and in the long term improves reproductive success.
The drug or cult has major if not exclusive sources of brain rewards.
The human brain has evolved the capacity to impose a narrative, complete with chronology and cause-and-effect logic, on whatever it encounters, no matter how apparently random.
Some people, no matter how robust their stock portfolios or how healthy their children, are always mentally preparing for doom. They are just born worriers, their brains forever anticipating the dropping of some dreaded other shoe.
I'm a Hollywood writer, so I put on my sports jacket and take off my brain.
Attention for children is so much about input, and the brain can only filter so much - I don't know how many millions of messages that come through the brain, and we can only filter so much through it.
I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.
Prediction is not just one of the things your brain does. It is the primary function of the neo-cortex, and the foundation of intelligence.
Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
People in L.A. don't have to brace themselves against the cold; they slack off permanently, and their brains turn to mush.
Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
Pesticides came about after the first world war. Some brainy petrochemical money maker said, 'Hey, that mustard gas worked great on people, maybe we could dilute it down and spray it on our crops to deal with pests.'
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