Neale2 Wrote:
May 03, 2012 9:45 AM
Neuroscience is a discipline in its infancy. It uses reverse inference to postulate relationships between brain function and cognitive regionalization. The vast majority of articles in the popular press grossly overestimate the state of the science and essentially what is knowable. The brain has over 100 billion neurons, each making 10,000 connections with other neurons, making the number of interconnections rival the number of objects in the universe. To make the claims that a few people who self report a political affinity show a tiny difference is a test measured with a stopwatch can be extrapolated to broad populations gross ignorance or dishonesty or both.