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How Brains Seem to Work

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Brains: How They Seem to Work (9780137055098) by Dale Purves. Available in print and digital formats.

Why the conventional explanations of how brains work is wrong--and a far more promising direction for research.

The conventional conception of how brains work has not been substantiated despite an effort that now spans 50 years. When a path in science is pursued for this long without the emergence of a deeper understanding of the issue being addressed, doubts are usually warranted.