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Who is Dean Buonomano?

Dean Buonomano is an American neuroscientist and author of 'Brain Bugs' and 'Your Brain is a Time Machine'.

Born January 1, 1965
Age 58 years old

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Brain Bugs Quotes

“Complaining that you have a bad memory for names or numbers is a bit like whining about your smartphone functioning poorly underwater.”

Brain Bugs

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“Fear of nuclear energy has made it harder to stand up to dictators and slow down global warming.”

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“It is a myth that we only use 10% of our brain, but hyperglots such as Vaughn Smith, who speaks 24 languages, certainly make me feel like I'm only using 10% of mine.”

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“The abortion debate is in part a symptom of the human mind's implicit assumption that the mind transcends the brain ('intuitive dualism').”

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“The abortion debate seems to be in part a symptom of what has been called intuitive dualism: the hesitancy to accept that the mind (and personhood) is entirely the product of a functioning brain. Neuroscience education should contribute more to the debate.”

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Your Brain is a Time Machine Quotes

“Neuroscientists rarely have to grapple with the issue of presentism versus existentialism. But in practice, neuroscientists are implicitly presentists. They view the past, present, and future as fundamentally distinct, as the brain makes decisions in the present, based on the memories of the past, to enhance our well being in the future. But despite its intuitive appeal, presentism is the underdog theory in physics and philosophy.”

Your Brain is a Time Machine

“The objective world simply is, it does not happen. Only to the gaze of my consciousness, crawling upward along the world line of my body, does a section of the world come to life as a fleeting image in space which continuously changes in time.”

Your Brain is a Time Machine

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“Two and a half million years ago, when our distant relative H*mo habilis was foraging for food across the Tanzanian savannah, a beam of light left the Andromeda Galaxy and began its journey across the Universe. As that light beam raced across space at the speed of light, generations of pre-humans and humans lived and died; whole species evolved and became extinct, until one member of that unbroken lineage, me, happened to gaze up into the sky below the constellation we call Cassiopeia and focus that beam of light onto his retina. A two-and-a-half-billion-year journey ends by creating an electrical impulse in a nerve fibre, triggering a cascade of wonder in a complex organ called the human brain that didn’t exist anywhere in the Universe when the journey began.”

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