Dean Buonomano Quotes

Who is Dean Buonomano?

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

Born January 01, 1965

Books by Dean Buonomano


Best 8 Quotes by Dean Buonomano

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.”

Dean Buonomano
Brain Bugs

Twitter post Quotes

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

Dean Buonomano
Twitter post

“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.”

Dean Buonomano
Twitter post

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

Dean Buonomano
Twitter post

“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.”

Dean Buonomano
Twitter post

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.”

Dean Buonomano
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.”

Dean Buonomano
Your Brain is a Time Machine

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“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.”

Dean Buonomano
Your Brain is a Time Machine

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“Professional swimmers don’t have perfect bodies because they train extensively. Rather, they are good swimmers because of their physiques. How their bodies are designed is a factor for selection and not the result of their activities. Similarly, female models advertise cosmetics and thus, many female consumers believe that these products make you beautiful. But it is not the cosmetics that make these women model-like. Quite simply, the models are born attractive and only for this reason are they candidates for cosmetics advertising. As with the swimmers’ bodies, beauty is a factor for selection and not the result. Whenever we confuse selection factors with results, we fall prey to what Taleb calls the swimmer’s body illusion.”

The Art of Thinking Clearly


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