Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.

We Only Use 10% of Our Brain

10% Myth

The average human uses 100% of the brain on a daily basis, and there is no “silent areas” of a normal healthy human brain.

Machines Can Think

Can Machines Think?

Whether or not machines can think, depends on our definition of “think.” Generally we can say, machines can think, but they think differently than humans.

Some People are Born Gay

Being Equal Means Having Equivalent Value

Science suggests people are born in a range of places in the gay and transgender spectrum, with both nature and nurture playing a role in sexuality.

Memories are Stored in a Single Part of the Brain

There are different types of memories.

Memories aren’t stored in a single part of the brain. Memories are stored in neurons located in different parts of the brain, recalled using other parts, and connected to even more parts via synaptic pathways.

Human Behavior can be Random

Human behavior can be random to some extent, but most behavior is based on prior input, and thus is “deterministic” (meaning not totally random).

You are Always Looking at Your Nose

Your nose is in your field of vision, so you are always looking at your nose. Luckily, our brains filter out sensory information we don’t need.

There are Different Types of Memory

There are different types of memories.

There are three basic types of memory: sensory memory (what we perceive), short-term memory (what we think about), and long-term memory (what we know).

People Can be Truly Unbiased

Can People Truly be Unbiased?

People can’t be truly unbiased; we are hardwired with bias and create bias constantly as part of the natural neurological process of learning.

Humans are Born Selfish, not Compassionate

Are Humans Born Selfish, not Compassionate?

Humans are born both selfish and compassionate; we are hardwired to show compassion to our group and fear to those outside it. It’s genetic self-interest.